Undergraduate Application Information

1. University Application

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.

2. School of Music and Dance Application

All prospective music students must submit an Undergraduate Music Application to the School of Music and 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.

3. Audition Day

During the academic year 2024-2025, EMU School of Music & Dance auditions will be offered with the choice of in-person or remote.  See Audition Dates below.

If you chose to audition remotely, after you complete the audition application, send an email to Dr. Babcock expressing that you would like to audition remotely. Then, create a video of your audition and post it as unlisted to YouTube.  Send the link to the video to Dr. Babcock no later than 1 day prior to your chosen audition date. Accompaniment for remote auditions (live or pre-recorded) is required for vocal auditions only. (Accompaniment will be provided for in-person vocal auditions.)

2024-2025 Audition Dates

  • Friday, November 1, 2024
  • Friday, January 10, 2025
  • Friday, February 7, 2025
  • Friday, March 7, 2025

Music Theory

All incoming students will be required to take the Music Literacy Assessment or Music Theory Exam.  Exams will be scheduled near the beginning of the first semester of music study at EMU.  Students will be contacted with details.

Audition Results

Official audition results are determined by the director of the School of Music and Dance based on the recommendations of the music faculty and are mailed to the applicant, normally within ten business days of the audition.


If you have questions concerning the Music and Dance application process, please contact Dr. Donald Babcock, admissions coordinator.

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