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School of Fine ArtsMusic Department

How to Apply

Undergraduate Students

For graduate students, please see the bottom of this page.

Come visit us! Scheduing a tour is the first step in arranging a visit that might include attending classes or rehearsals, receiving a short sample lesson, or eating a meal with current students. To schedule a tour, please fill out our Music Department Tour form.

Applications & Auditions

Application to the Department of Music is a two-step process: the applicant must apply to the University of Connecticut and audition for the Music Department on one of our audition days. To apply to the University of Connecticut, please click here or click the “Apply Now” button to the right of this page. It is best to file an application with the University before coming to audition. To schedule an audition, please click here or click the “Schedule an Audition” button to the right of this page. Please see our audition requirements.

Applicants to the Department of Music should also fill out our Music Survey Form here. Applicants may choose to submit additional video or audio in SlideRoom as well, but these audio and video submissions are considered optional.

For any questions regarding your application, please contact Elizabeth Foody, Admissions Coordinator for the School of Fine Arts.

Undergraduate Audition Dates

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018*
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 **
Friday, January 4th, 2019
Saturday, January 5th, 2019
Friday, January 11th, 2019
Saturday, January 12th, 2019

*This audition day is for matriculated students.
You must be an incoming UConn freshman or current UConn student to sign-up.

**This day is open to all but required for Spring transfers. If you are looking to transfer into the Music Department in the Spring 2019 semester, you must audition on this date.

A Typical Audition Day

Graduate Students

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 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.