How to Apply


Undergraduate Students

1. Submit an application for admission to the University of Connecticut.

Applications may be obtained online at 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. Fill out Music Form to sign up for an audition 

The UConn Department of Music will hold in-person Storrs campus auditions in December and January on the following dates:

Saturday, December 9, 2023
Friday, January 5, 2024
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Friday, January 12, 2024
Saturday, January 13, 2024


Audition for Matriculated students

We will also be hosting an in-person audition for matriculated students on August 22nd, 2024 for students who wish to become music majors for the Fall 2023 semester.

We regret that students who are not successfully admitted to the Storrs campus may not pursue a degree in music.


For Questions about your audition or our program, please contact:

Eric Rice, Department Head


Emily Cole, Educational Program Assistant




Important Dates and More Info in our ONLINE BROCHURE!


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 Students

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. To be taken to the Graduate Schools application page, click this link .

Graduate Pre-Screening and Audition Procedures

As part of their application materials, Performer’s Certificate (PC), Master’s (MM), and Doctoral (DMA) program applicants must also upload pre-screening recordings to Slate (the Graduate School’s application portal). Applicants currently enrolled in a degree program at UConn are not required to submit pre-screening recordings. 

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 pre-screening and audition requirements, please go to Audition Requirements

Video Format and Pre-Screening Considerations

You are required to upload your files in a video format. Typical file types include:

.avi, .flv, .m1v, .m2v, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .mp4, .webm, .wmv

  • Videos filmed in a practice room, a living room, a concert hall, a recording studio, or any other setting may be submitted. 
  • Recordings must be performed by you. 
  • Recordings must not be edited. Please do not add “reverb” or other enhancements. 
  • Review your recordings for any distortion, ensure they are of good quality and are representative of your best performance to date. 
  • If an accompaniment is utilized, check for proper balance so that you are heard