How to Apply
All prospective students must submit an online application to Eastern Michigan University prior to auditioning for the school. Additionally, prospective students must be accepted by the university to be considered for a departmental scholarship. International students, please visit International Admissions for additional information and support.
School of Music & Dance Application
All prospective music students must submit an undergraduate music application or graduate music application to the School of Music & Dance at least seven days prior to the audition date. As part of this process, applicants will provide names and contact information for two recommenders.
The EMU School of Music & Dance will hold a special, late music audition day for the 2023-2024 academic year on Wednesday, May 10. People interested in auditioning are encouraged to apply to audition in-person. The auditions will be held in the morning of May 10th. The precise audition schedule for May 10th will be sent out to prospective students approximately one week before the audition day.
Accompaniment will be provided for in-person vocal auditions. Accompaniment is not required for instrumental auditions. (Accompaniment for remote auditions (live or pre-recorded) is required for vocal auditions.)
- Principal instrument/voice audition - Required of all applicants.
- Program interview - Required of Music Education and Music Therapy applicants.
- Piano placement exam - Students with 2-4 years of previous keyboard experience are encouraged to take this exam to determine which semester of piano is appropriate.
- Audition day schedule - (January, February, March)
All incoming students will be required to take the Music Literacy Assessment or Music Theory Exam (undergraduate or graduate). Exams will be scheduled near the beginning of the first semester of music study at EMU. Students will be contacted with details.
Official audition results are determined by the Director of the School of Music & Dance based on the recommendations of the music faculty and are mailed to the applicant, normally within ten business days of the audition.
Not ready to apply, but want to know more about EMU Music?
If you have questions concerning the Music & Dance application process, please contact Dr. Donald Babcock, admissions coordinator.
Students with disabilities who feel that they may need an accommodation to complete the admissions process should contact Dr. Donald Babcock at [email protected] for assistance.