Department of Music

Prospective Students

Students planning to major in music at Auburn University should review the information in the following areas and use this page as a checklist towards ensuring they have completed all steps to becoming a major.

University Admissions

We strongly encourage all prospective students to apply to the University as early as possible.  Applicants with excellent academic credentials can be admitted to the University as early as October 15 (Early Action decisions are made by October 15 for students who meet the Early Action criteria and have completed an application by October 1). The application deadline for admission to the University is January 15.

Take me to the University application

Submit all required materials to the University, such as the application fee, your official ACT and/or SAT scores, and your official high school transcript by the deadlines. Students should visit the Office of Admissions and Recruitment website for details on University application procedures, application deadlines, and other necessary information.

Department of Music Admissions

Apply to the Department of Music (online) and register for an audition as early as possible following application to the University. The priority deadline is February 1. There is no application or audition fee. The application/audition process is used to gather information, both musical and academic, that helps faculty understand both the background and intentions of prospective music students. Students who are not yet ready to apply can register as a prospective student to receive information and be added to our database.

Application for Music Major

Department of Music Auditions

Auditions are held on campus during both semesters (Fall and Spring) for prospective      music majors. An audition is required of all students. One audition serves as both an entrance/placement audition as well as an audition for scholarship consideration.

Students who are planning to major in music performance, music education or pursue a BA in music should schedule their auditions for one of the three advertised audition dates. Students who intend to minor in music do not audition during the advertised audition schedule and are auditioned in August during the first week of classes. For students unable to attend one of the published on-campus audition dates, recorded auditions are acceptable (see details under requirements). All recorded auditions must be received prior to the final audition date for consideration. 

Audition Requirements



University and Department of Music Scholarships


Last Updated: April 29, 2019