Admissions Information & Auditions

Music Department Open Houses: Nov. 9 & 10, 2017


The Department of Music Open House is a free event, designed for prospective students and families to experience a full day of music classes at the University of Delaware. The day's activities will include live student and faculty performances, class visitations, ensemble rehearsals, extracurricular opportunities, and dialogue with professors and current music students. Visitors are welcome to attend either Open House date, although we recommend, due to the nature of our ensemble rehearsal schedule, that instrumentalists visit on Thursday, Nov. 9, and vocalists visit on Friday, Nov. 10.


Register now for either Thursday, Nov. 9th or Friday, Nov. 10th!


Music Department Audition Days: Jan. 30, Jan. 31, & Feb. 1, 2018


Dates listed here are for music major auditions only. Students interested in ensemble placement, music minors, merit and/or honors private study should look under the "Current Students" tab and email the Department​ with questions.


All prospective undergraduate music majors must complete a music audition as part of their application to the University of Delaware. Specific audition repertoire is required for each instrument; please visit Application Instructions and Timeline​ for details. 


To schedule an audition, please complete our Audition Request Form (Deadline: January 15). Audition times will be emailed to applicants after the new year.


In addition to the audition, the following programs have other requirements included in the Admissions process:


  • B.M. Music Education applicants must interview with the Music Education faculty. Music Education applicants whose primary instrument is either ​Piano or Guitar must also audition on a secondary instrument or voice on the day of their piano or guitar audition.

  • B. M. Music Composition applicants must submit prescreening materials​ 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 submit a writing sample via email​, and interview with Theory or History faculty respectively.


Graduate applicants, apply here​.


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