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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. Audition questions? Call 989-774-3281 today.

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.


Undergraduate 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
Download a PDF of our full audition packet here: Audition Requirements

Discipline-specific auditions are as follows:


Summer Orientation

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.‚Äč