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School of Fine ArtsMusic Department

Applications & Auditions

Undergraduate Applications and Auditions

Study in a professional degree program in music requires talent, significant prior training, and evidence of a high level of personal motivation. Thus, applicants for the above programs are expected to complete an audition as part of the admission procedure. The following steps should be taken by anyone seeking admission as major in music:

1. SUBMIT AN APPLICATION for admission to the University of Connecticut.

Applications may be obtained online at www.admissions.uconn.edu or from the Admissions office at the address and phone number below. Please be sure to indicate your intention to enter the School of Fine Arts as a music major.

Admissions Office
University of Connecticut
2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088
Storrs, CT. 06269-3088
(860) 486-3137

2. Contact the Department of Music to set up an appointment for an audition.

Auditions are scheduled on specific dates during the academic year and must be arranged well in advance of the preferred date.

Undergraduate applicants should fill out the online form to schedule an undergraduate audition.

3. PREPARE for the audition, aural preparedness test and music-fundamentals test.

On the day of their audition, all applicants to the undergraduate program in music are required to take an aural preparedness examination and a music fundamentals test. In addition, all applicants are required to perform an audition heard by members of the faculty. The specific audition requirements for each instrument or for voice can be viewed by clicking on the links below. Besides continuing extensive practice, applicants are advised to seek any assistance necessary in aural skills and music fundamentals.

2016 – 2017 Audition Days

Audition days provide an opportunity for the Department of Music to evaluate the abilities of each applicant as well as an opportunity for parents and prospective students to learn more about the Department and the University of Connecticut. Representatives of the department also discuss many aspects of the college experience, musical careers, the admissions procedure, and musical life at the university. We look forward to meeting all prospective students at the fall or spring Open House or on one of the audition days listed below.

Audition Days

  • Friday, January 20, 2017
  • Saturday January 21, 2017
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017

Open House & Tours

The UConn Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts an Open House during spring and fall, when representatives from UConn’s nine undergraduate schools and colleges, student-support services, and UConn student leaders make presentations answer questions. Prospective applicants also can take advantage of a 90-minute walking tour of the Storrs campus.

Fall Open House

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Scholarships

There are various forms of scholarship assistance at UConn; information can be found on the UConn admissions website. The Department of Music also offers scholarship opportunities based on several factors:

  1. Talent — based solely on the student’s abilities on his or her respective instrument.
  2. Departmental need — the need of the Department to balance studios and ensembles and to meet the curricular needs of all students.
  3. Specific scholarships — donor wishes to aid players of specific instruments.

All awards are determined on the basis of the above criteria, academic standing, and musical potential.

Note: scholarship students must be enrolled full time during the course of their academic careers, maintain an appropriate grade-point average, and demonstrate timely persistence to graduation.


Graduate Applications and Auditions

All graduate applicants in music must submit a completed application online to the Graduate School of the University of Connecticut. Other information and materials are required by the Department of Music depending upon the particular degree sought by the applicant. Please see http://music.uconn.edu/graduate-handbook/admissions/ for complete information about all graduate programs and their requirements.

For audition requirements, please go to Audition Requirements. Please note that if, after review of your completed application, the Admissions Committee for your intended program decides to invite you to audition, you will be contacted by the faculty member chairing that committee to arrange an individual audition time. If you are invited to audition, the live audition is a requirement for admission, even for international students. The general audition dates that appear on the website audition page are for applicants at the *undergraduate* level, not the graduate level. The one exception to this procedure is the Voice area, which does allow graduate applicants to schedule auditions, subject to availability, on the undergraduate audition days. For Voice, see the Vocal Studies page.