Music Admissions & Scholarships


AUDITIONS:  All students who plan to declare music as their major must submit an Online Music Audition Application and go through an audition process to be considered for acceptance into the music program. Based upon the application materials, applicants will be invited to a live audition.

SCHOLARSHIPS:  Students may apply for a music scholarship regardless of their major. To be considered for a scholarship, students must also submit an Online Music Audition Application.

Online Music Audition Application

Click on the following link to complete the Online Music Audition Application. Browser needed: Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari (Note: Internet Explorer is not a supported browser for this application).
Online Music Audition Application

PLEASE NOTE:  We no longer accept paper applications (found previously on our website).

Click on the links below to download the application information:


Auditions for Admission in Spring 2015:

Audition Day:                       Online Application submission deadline
    Dec. 19, 2014                           Nov. 17, 2014

Auditions for Admission in Fall 2015:  

Primary Audition Days*:    Online Application submission deadline:
     Feb. 6 & 7, 2015                         Jan. 7, 2015
     Feb. 21, 2014                              Jan. 7, 2015

*Students auditioning on one of the Primary Audition dates receive priority consideration for music scholarship funding. Students invited to a live audition will be contacted to schedule an appointment on one of these dates.

Secondary Audition Days:   Online Application submission deadline:
April 11, 2015                           March 11, 2015             
     May 15, 2015                            April 8, 2015
August 20, 2015                       July 20, 2015.


For more information, please contact:
Dept. of Music
University of Northwestern – St. Paul
Phone: 651-631-5218651-631-5218 or 888-878-5514888-878-5514


Ensemble Auditions

To be part of an ensemble at University of Northwestern, please visit the ensembles page for more information on auditions.

Next Online Submission Deadline

Monday, November 17, 2014. 
Online Music Audition Application 

(For Spring Audition Day on December 19, 2014; 
see details in main column
to the left).

Music Department FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)