Acceptance into the music school 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 and education music programs requires both admission to the University and passing the audition. Please contact the Office of Admission for application deadlines.

All applicants who audition (both in person or online) are considered for a music scholarship.

Below you will find our audition dates for this year, audition requirements and an audition request form. Should you have any other questions please contact

Deadline to apply for the M.M. Composition Stage Music degree program has now passed. If you missed the deadline, we encourage you to apply next year for Fall 2018 admission. Our other graduate programs (M.M. Composition Concert Music, and D.M.A. Composition) are open for application through the end of the academic year.

UPDATE: Our December 2nd Musical Theater Auditions are now full. If you still wish to request this date you will be placed on a wait list, and informed of any cancellations.  Otherwise, we recommend that students select another audition date or submit an online audition with the links below.

General Audition Days

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 *required for Early Action
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Specialty Audition Days

Sacred Music Graduate Auditions:
Monday, January 8th, 2018

Orchestral Conducting Graduate Auditions:
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
***Thursday, February 15th, 2018 -Back up snow date***

Transfers and Graduate Student Auditions:
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Back up Snow Date:
Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Can't come to a live audition?

If you are unable to attend a live audition at Catholic University, you can submit a recorded audition through our online system. You can upload your audition along with an audition form. Please be sure that all required material is submitted at once prior to one of the audition dates listed. All recorded submissions will be reviewed during the live auditions.

Please note: Audio recordings are not accepted as valid submissions. You must submit a video recording. Video submissions are made and used for admission and financial aid decisions only.