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Admission to the School of Music

The School of Music offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees in instrumental performance, vocal performance, jazz studies, music composition, music education, music history and literature, music theory, and conducting. Admission requires a UNC application, supplementary music materials, for most programs, an audition, and an interview.


Audition and Interview Information

Applicants to the UNC School of Music will complete either an In-Person Audition & Interview, or a Video Audition and Virtual Interview. 

In-Person Auditions &  Interviews

Audition scheduling is completed as part of the College of Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) Audition Form. You will be scheduled for one or more auditions/interviews depending on your primary instrument and program of study.
To learn more about our on-campus Audition Days, visit our PVA Audition Day webpage

Video Auditions and Virtual Interviews

Your video audition will be submitted to your Admission Portal after completing your application, but before your virtual interview. Virtual interview scheduling is completed as part of the College of Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) Audition Form. You will be scheduled for one or more auditions/interviews depending on your primary instrument and program of study.

Please note that all audition videos must be uploaded at the same time. Once you upload a video to the portal portfolio and click save, you will no longer have access. If you need to update your video at anytime, please email pva.admissions@unco.edu

Admission/Audition Requirements

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2022-2023 Audition/Interview Dates

  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • Saturday, January 21, 2023 (Virtual Interviews Only)
  • Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • Saturday, March 4, 2023

 

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Application Timeline

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Application

Open

August 1

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Application

Deadline

January 1

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Auditions &

Interviews

November 12, January 21, February 18, March 4

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Decision

Deadlines

April 15 - Grad & May 1 - Undergrad

Current UNC Students

UNC students in their freshman year at UNC, who have not yet applied for, or been admitted to the School of Music may complete the Current Student Application and audition in the fall or spring semester. All students who are interested in majoring in music must apply and audition for the School Music. Music minors do not require an audition. Interested in meeting with a music advisor?

FALL 2023 MUSIC APPLICATION FOR CURRENT UNC STUDENTS