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Music Application and Scholarships


Interested in pursuing a music major? The online Music Audition Application is required for new students who plan to major in music and also serves as the application for music scholarship consideration for all students. Find out more about the application process, dates, and music auditions.

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Application Process

Music is a dual admission program. Students must be admitted to both Northwestern and the Department of Music & Theatre in order to major in music.

The University of Northwestern – St. Paul music program is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

The online Music Audition Application is required for new students who plan to major in music and also serves as the application for music scholarship consideration for all students. Students may apply for a music merit scholarship regardless of their major.

Application: Complete the Music Audition Application.

* Application fee waived until December 1, 2020.

Click on the links below to download important information about your application:

Repertoire Requirements

  • All applicants: music audition repertoire, how to prepare for your audition

Music Theory Placement

  • Music major & minor applicants: music theory placement exam, how to prepare for the on-campus placement exam

Piano Placement

  • Music major applicants: piano proficiency guidelines, how to prepare for on-campus piano placement evaluation

On-Campus Auditions

Students invited to an on-campus audition will be contacted to schedule an audition on one of these dates.

Scholarship Audition Days

* Application must be submitted by January 13, 2021

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Saturday, February 27, 2021

General Audition Days

Friday, May 14, 2021 (On-campus PSEO and others audition day)—Application submitted by April 14

Thursday, August 19, 2021—Application submitted by July 21

Contact

Carla Meineke, Music & Theatre Office Coordinator
E-mail: music@unwsp.edu
Phone: 651-631-5158
Toll-free: 888-878-5514

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