Planning to become a music major or minor at CMU?
In order to study at the School of Music, all incoming students (freshmen, transfer, and graduate) must complete a successful audition on their primary instrument or voice. We look forward to meeting you soon and introducing you to our supportive music community! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are invited to audition primarily online for Fall 2021 entry to the School of Music.
If you have already registered for an audition but would like to make a change to your registration, email Pam Vancuren at
email@example.com or call our office at 989-774-3281. Do not complete the online registration form a second time.
Music Award Consideration
Online auditions will require the submission of a pre-recorded video performance of the School of Music Audition Requirements for your voice or instrument (see Audition Requirements towards the bottom of this page) and the scheduling of a Zoom interview with the professor of your instrument/voice.
Instrumentalists: Video submissions must be received by the School of Music no later than one week prior to your scheduled Online Interview Date.
Vocalists: Video submissions must be received by the School of Music no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled Online Interview Date.
Virtual Interview Dates (Scheduled between 1PM- 5PM)
Our faculty are excited and eager to meet you! Your interview may consist of:
Discussion of your video submission (click here to submit your audition video)
Sight-reading via screen share from the Professor’s computer
Performance of the scales or technical studies required for admission to the School of Music
The opportunity for you to ask questions and get to know us!
On-Campus Auditions | Friday,
As of Friday, February 12th we are planning to hold socially distanced on-campus auditions on Friday, March 19th. Should this format need to change for any reason we will contact you and offer an online audition option. If you originally registered for an on-campus audition but would like to audition online instead on March 19th, please contact our music office at 989-774-3281 or email Pam Vancuren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should you expect during an on-campus Audition Day?
Individual auditions will be scheduled between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on audition day.
Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion students will audition only for the professor of their instrument, without an accompanist, in the faculty member’s office or a classroom.
String students will audition for all string faculty and the Director of Orchestral Studies.
Vocalists will audition for all members of the vocal faculty in Chamichian Recital Hall. A collaborative pianist for singers is provided for you at no cost and printed copies of the audition pieces must be supplied. Taped accompaniments are not allowed.
Discipline-specific audition requirements: