Music Major 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.
Auditions for Fall 2017 Music Major Enrollment are now completed.
Auditions for Fall, 2018 enrollment will be announced soon. Audition questions? Call us at
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.
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.
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Music
- For degree requirements, please find the corresponding program in the University's Bulletin Site.
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 Equivalency 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.
Financial aid opportunities are avaiable at the University's Financial Aid Site.