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Music Audition Requirements - Undergraduate

Acceptance to the undergraduate music major programs or the minor in music at UMass Amherst is determined chiefly by audition. Prospective music students must submit a Music Application to sign up for an audition.

All auditions for prospective freshman music majors must be complete by February 19, 2022. Please see the Deadlines Summary for further information.

Please click on one of the left menu links for your specific instrument.

Note: Some undergraduate music programs require supporting materials instead of, or in addition to, an audition. Please see the Supporting Materials page for further information.

For important information about Music Admissions procedures and additional deadline information, please see the Music Admissions: Undergraduate page.

A NOTE CONCERNING REMOTE AUDITIONS
All audition requirement pages include options for two types of auditions: Live and Remote. However, while a Live audition is not the strictly required audition type for the music program at UMass Amherst, it is strongly preferred.

All applicants who wish to have a Remote Audition must have approval of the faculty.
Applicants must email musicadmissions@umass.edu before submitting the Music Application to request permission.

Prospective music students should only perform a Remote Audition under the following circumstances:

  • Travel to campus is prohibitive due to distance, cost, health concerns, etc.
  • The applicant is unable to attend any of the live Audition Days and cannot find a mutually available date and time with the faculty for a Special Arrangement audition.

CONTACT:
For general questions about auditions, please contact Music Admissions Director Nate Gowen at musicadmissions@umass.edu or by phone at 413-545-6048.