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.
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:
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.
Financial aid opportunities are available at the University's Financial Aid Site.
A variety of on-campus music, professional, and serviced oriented organizations are available for music majors and minors to join. Click the link above to find out more!
Music Majors and Minors have the opportunity to live in our exclusive music residential college that offers an environment in which students are surrounded by peers with whom they have common interests and goals.
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.