Audition & Program Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Music

NOTE: This is not a performance degree. No performance audition is required. Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree here.

Choice of one specialization:

  • Music Theory

  • Music Cognition

  • Music Composition

  • Musicology

The applicant must be able to read music and submit the following online by October 15 (Early Decision) or December 1 (Regular Decision):

  • An example of musicianship on your primary instrument, such as a recording or video of one piece. Your instrument must correspond with the instruments/voice parts that comprise Bienen School of Music ensembles. 
  • Five-page essay on a musical topic relevant to the applicant’s interests.
  • One-page “Statement of Purpose” on the intended area of specialization.