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Undergraduate auditions for the 2023 application cycle will be held in person at the UD Amy E DuPont Music Building Wednesday, January 25-Friday, January 27. Applicants who cannot attend in person will have the option to submit a pre-recorded audition using an audition request form following completion of the application.
Applicants must submit all materials by the following deadlines:
Regular decision: January 15
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Within 24-48 hours of submitting the Common or Coalition application, applicants will receive a confirmation email with information on how to access your My Blue Hen Home application status portal and receive access to the audition request form. The request form will allow you to indicate how you plan to complete your audition, in-person on a scheduled date, or pre-recorded video.
Please familiarize yourself with the specific requirements for audition repertoire. If you have any questions or concerns about submitting your video audition, please email the School of Music (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss alternative options.
A regular audition timeline is typical for prospective music students, however undergraduate applicants who would like an early action decision must complete their application and audition request form by November 1, then submit a virtual audition no later than November 15. Auditions and/or applications not completed by these deadlines may be moved to the regular decision timeline. Early action decisions are expected to be received no later than January 31. If you need assistance or have any questions, please email email@example.com.
All prospective music majors should complete a music theory placement exam (MTPE) around the time of their audition. Applicants typically take the MTPE during audition week at the end of January; early action students may be contacted individually. The MTPE provides an opportunity for prospective majors to meet a member of the music theory faculty and to learn more about academic courses in music theory at the University of Delaware. The MTPE also provides the theory faculty with information about the incoming class that is used when designing the first-year theory courses. Finally, the MTPE enables theory faculty to encourage students regarding their readiness for theory coursework and to suggest areas for practice prior to arriving. In short, we hope you find the MTPE to be a welcoming experience that sets you up for success in the innovative, student-centered music theory courses at UD.
During the MTPE, students will be asked to sing short patterns, melodies, and rhythms. No background in music theory is required or expected, and the entire appointment usually takes less than five minutes.
Applicants who submit a pre-recorded video audition can expect to have a chance to meet with studio faculty for an interview in lieu of the in-person audition. Interviews will take place virtually based on the faculty panel’s availability. Interviews are a brief, but valuable two-way conversations to learn about each applicant and their goals, but also as a place to ask questions and to learn more about the music major experience.
Music Education applicants: In addition to the above, music education applicants will be required to interview with the Music Education faculty.
Transfer applicants, or those transitioning from the Associates in Arts program may apply to the School of Music and submit a request to audition to attend the in-person auditions in January. Applicants also have the option to submit a pre-recorded video audition via the audition request form.
Applicants who wish to transfer general education credit may access the transfer credit matrix via the Transfer Admissions page. Music course work will require a separate transfer credit evaluation. If applicable, please send unofficial transcripts for music coursework and course syllabi for music courses to facilitate the transfer credit process to firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible to allow time for review and planning.
Students interested in music as a non-major music should visit information for non-majors.