Acceptance to the University does not assure acceptance as a music major. All incoming majors and minors must audition and take an online Music Theory Placement Test before acceptance into the Department of Music is granted. Specific audition repertoire is required for each instrument; please see the "Application Instructions and Timeline" section below.
The Department of Music offers two undergraduate degrees: The Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts in Music, both with a variety of concentrations and possible minors. For a complete list of our available Undergraduate and Graduate music programs, please visit Academics.
In addition to the performance audition, the following programs have other components to be completed on Audition Day:
- B.M. Music Education applicants must complete an interview on the day of their primary instrument audition (Piano and Guitar students wishing to apply for the Music Education Program must also prepare a secondary audition on either a band or orchestra instrument or on voice to be completed at the time of their their piano or guitar audition.)
- B. M. Music Composition applicants must audition on their primary instrument and interview with the Composition faculty; scores of three compositions for varying instruments or ensembles are required at the interview.
- B. M. Music Theory and B. M. Music History & Literature applicants must audition on their primary instrument (see specific requirements for your instrument/voice), submit a written statement saying why the applicant is interested in either Music Theory or History & Literature, and interview with Theory/History faculty respectively.
To apply to the Graduate program, please click here.
If you are interested in receiving general information about the Department of Music, please fill out our Interest Reply Form.