Eastern Michigan University

College of Arts and Sciences

Music & Dance

Undergraduate Music Application

Instructions

Email addresses for two recommenders familiar with your educational and/or professional accomplishments will be requested near the end of the application. Be sure that you have this information before you begin work on the form. Throughout the form, please use proper capitalization (i.e., John Smith, 555 Main Street, etc.).

Contact Information

 

High School

 

Prior Post-Secondary Education (Transfer Students)

To:

 

Admission


 

Note: If you are interested in an undergraduate degree in Music Therapy, please select "Music Major" from the scroll-down menu above and check the "Bachelor of Music Therapy" box below. If you are interested in the Post-Baccalaureate Music Therapy Equivalency Certificate, please select "Music Therapy Equivalency Certificate" from the scroll-down menu above and check the "Bachelor of Music Therapy" box below. You must already have an undergraduate degree in music to apply for Music Therapy Equivalency Certificate.

If a music major, which degree program are you interested in?




 

Principal Instrument/Voice Audition

  • It is preferred that you audition in person at EMU. However, applicants who live more than 300 miles from Ypsilanti can send in an unedited, continuous recording (CD or DVD) in lieu of a live audition.
  • All students will be considered for a music award or scholarship. Priority scholarship consideration will be given to students who audition in January and February.
  • The June 4 audition date is by invitation only.

List the selection(s) you expect to perform on your principal instrument/voice at your audition:

  • Accompanists are not required for instrumental auditions, but are required for voice auditions. Vocalists may bring their own accompanist or one will be provided. Vocalists should contact the Department of Music and Dance at: rpeavler@emich.edu no later than one week prior to auditions if they plan to bring an accompanist.

 

Secondary Instrument/Voice Audition

A secondary instrumental/voice audition is required only of guitar and keyboard principals applying for the Bachelor of Music Education degree (MEDI or MEDV). All other applicants should skip this section.

Guitar and keyboard principals applying for the Bachelor of Music Education - Vocal degree (MEDV) will automatically be scheduled for a secondary voice audition.

 

Piano Placements

Piano study is a part of every major or minor curriculum. Students with limited or no previous keyboard experience may choose not to take the piano placement exam and will be assigned to a beginning piano class. Students with previous piano study are encouraged to take the piano placement exam and should prepare a representative piano selection to play. Students who are auditioning with piano, organ, or harpsichord as their principal instrument do not take the piano placement.

 

Music Theory Exams

All prospective music students take a music theory exam. These exams are given on regulary scheduled audition days.

  • Music Theory Entrance Exam: for individuals who have not studied music theory at the college level.
  • Music Theory Advanced Placement Exam: for individuals who have studied music theory at the college level who would like to possibly place into a higher level of theory instruction. Transfer student who elect not to take the Music Theory Advanced Placement Exam are required to take the Basic Theory Assessment Exam.

 

Musical Background

List examples of significant prior repertoire studied (title and composer) or a repertoire list:
May be copied and pasted from another document if desired.

 

List any other instruments you play:

 

Summarize your background in music (solo and ensemble festival ratings, private music teacher, summer camps, competitions, etc.)
May be copied and pasted from another document if desired.

 

Recommendations (required)

Provide the information requested below for two individuals familiar with your educational and/or professional accomplishments. These individuals will be contacted by the Department of Music and Dance and requested to complete a brief online recommendation form. Before submitting your application, please contact each recommender to request their permission, to confirm their email address, and to ask that they check their email "Junk" folder if the automated recommendation request doesn't arrive in their Inbox immediately after you have submitted your application. Incorrect email addresses or "junked" recommendations requests will delay the processing of your application. In submitting these names, you agree that the recommendation will be confidential and you waive the right of review.

 

Recommender #1

 

Recommender #2

 

Authorization (required)

By entering your initials below, you agree give the Department of Music and Dance Admissions Committee members the authority to review and verify any information submitted. This authorization is required by FERPA - Family Educational Rights Privacy Act. Applications cannot be processed without your inititals.


The Department of Music & Dance is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344 • Faculty Resources