Acceptance into the Departments of Music is a two-fold process. You must apply for acceptance into the University, as well as audition for your program of interest. Auditions can be done before, after, or concurrently with the application to the University. An application does not necessarily need to be submitted before auditioning, except in the case of Early Admission, but it is highly encouraged.

Admission to performance, composition, and education music academic areas requires both admission to the University and passing the audition. Entrance into the Bachelor of Arts degree programs in music does not require an audition, but students are invited to audition if they would like to be considered for a music scholarship. Please contact the Office of Admission for application deadlines.

All applicants who audition are considered for a music scholarship. 

Note: No in-person auditions will be scheduled at this time.

Critical Dates

  • Music Applications will open August 1, 2020
  • The School of Music application must be submitted via Acceptd by May 31, 2021.
  • Regular Admittance: January 15, 2021
  • Early Decision Deadline: November 1, 2020
  • Early Action Deadline: November 15, 2020

Video audition requests will be accepted for graduates on a rolling basis. Please note that all auditions submitted after March 1st will not be considered for talent based music scholarship.

If you have any questions about the Rome School or this department, please contact Emily Magenheimer at

Academic Area Specific Graduate Audition Information