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 Fall 2015:

Primary Audition Days*:

February 6 & 7, 2015

February 21, 2015

Online Application submission (deadline passed):

January 7, 2015  Deadline passed

January 7, 2015  Deadline passed

*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:

(April 11, 2015)

May 15, 2015

August 20, 2015 

NEXT Online Application submission deadline:

(March 11, 2015   DEADLINE PASSED)

(April 8, 2015   DEADLINE PASSED)

July 20, 2015

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, July 20, 2015
Online Music Audition Application 
For Fall Admission Audition Day 
on August 20, 2015
(see details in main column
to the left).


Music Department FAQs



For more information, please contact Carla Meineke:
Department of Music
University of Northwestern – St. Paul
Phone: 651-631-5158 or 888-878-5514