Undergraduate Programs
2015-16 Audition Dates
Friday, January 29, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
Audition questions? Contact   Julie Baker at 989-774-1950

Undergraduate Admissions and Auditions

Students must apply and be accepted to Central Michigan University. Acceptance to the university is separate from acceptance to the School of Music and must be complete before acceptance to the Music Program or any offer of a music scholarship can be finalized. Prospective students may apply to CMU at the University's Admissions page.

Students must schedule an audition and successfully complete the audition process. Auditions for acceptance as a music major or minor, and for scholarship consideration are held in the Spring. Students may request audition information by phone, mail, or e-mail. Register on-line starting  September 1st, 2015 here:  Audition Registration Online.

Audition Requirements

Music Major auditions consist of:
  • An audition with the private instructor of your area (see list below). Accompaniment is not required for instrumentalists, but is provided for singers.
  • A piano skill assessment test
  • A theory skill assessment test
  • An aural skill assessment test
  • Discipline-specific auditions as follows:










Once accepted, students must attend one of the Summer Orientation sessions and attend the meeting for students wishing to major or minor in music. At that time, students are given a list of music courses for the upcoming semester, as well as a semester-by-semester outline (or degree map) of the degree he/she is interested in pursuing.

During a student's first semester at CMU, an appointment should be scheduled in the School of Music Office to meet with the Undergraduate Advisor.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Music Education

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Music

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre

- For degree requirements, please find the corresponding program in the University's Bulletin Site.

Transfer Students

Prospective transfer students should contact their current college advising office to see if they have a transfer guide which details the appropriate course sequence for the current institution. The CMU School of Music has articulation agreements with many Michigan community colleges (see CMU Transfer Students Admissions Page)

Transfer students must attend one of the Transfer Orientation sessions and attend the meeting for students wishing to major or minor in music during summer orientation. At that time, students will be given a list of music courses for the upcoming semester as well as a semester-by-semester outline (or degree map) of the degree he/she is interested in pursuing.

During a transfer student's first semester at CMU, an appointment should be scheduled in the School of Music Office to meet with the Undergraduate Advisor. In this meeting, students review remaining course requirements, confirm the disposition of transfer credits, and discuss degree choices.

School of Music Endowed Scholarships

Financial Aid

Financial aid opportunities are avaiable at the University's Financial Aid Site.

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