Jacobs School of Music Requirements for Incoming Freshmen
In addition to the general requirements for admission to the university, students must apply to the Jacobs School of Music and successfully complete an audition in their major proposed area of study. Auditions and interviews are scheduled during designated weekends throughout the academic year and are heard by a committee of department faculty members appointed by the chairperson of the department. This committee evaluates the student’s performance level or other qualification and makes a recommendation to the Jacobs School of Music Admissions and Recruitment Committee. The Admissions and Recruitment Committee determines whether the student can be admitted to a specific course of study by considering the student’s past record, interviews (if applicable), and the audition/interview committee’s recommendation. Students who do not matriculate within one year of the date of the letter of acceptance must reapply and repeat the entrance audition. An audition/interview appointment is made through the Jacobs School of Music online application. In those areas that require pre-screening, applicants will be notified of whether or not they will be invited for an on-campus audition and/or interview.
Incoming freshmen who meet general university requirements and specific music requirements, and who intend to pursue a music degree, are certified directly to the Jacobs School of Music after their initial orientation and advising.