All materials may be uploaded through the music department website Online Application page
NOTE: If official documents (transcripts, diplomas, etc.) are in a foreign language, they must be translated into English by either notary public or by recognized credential evaluation organization)
International students – May 10 for fall and November 10 for spring semester.
Domestic students – July 10 for fall and December 10 for spring semester.
An audition is required of all undergraduate applicants. Auditions are accepted in the form of video and/or audio recordings, and scores according to the following criteria:
|Major Fields||Additional Information|
|Contemporary Composition/Film Scoring||One original composition/recording and score|
|Two video performances in two genres|
|Songwriting||One original song/recording and lead sheet|
|Contemporary Christian Worship Music||Two video performances
One original composition/recording and score
|Music Production||Portfolio of two recordings and program notes|
Please submit two video performances in two different genres (Jazz, Classical, Pop, Rock, Fusion, Blues or Latin). Video recordings must be submitted on disc, or as a YouTube link. Please do not send video files as email attachments. Original songs are welcome, but not required.
Please submit one of your original instrumental compositions in two forms: as a recording and as a written score (PDF format). Recordings may be submitted as an MP3 email attachment, and/or a film clip or live video performance as a YouTube link. Please do not send video files as email attachments.
Please submit one of your original songs in two forms: as a recording and as a written lead sheet (PDF format). Recordings may be submitted as an MP3 email attachment, or live video performance as a YouTube link. Please do not send video files as email attachments.
Please submit a portfolio that includes at least two recordings of music that exhibit your technical and creative work in the recording studio. Your submission should clearly represent your skill as a recording engineer, and may also include any additional abilities you have as a producer, musician, or composer.
Please pick from the following: 1) Submit two video performances of Christian music, and/or other genre (Jazz, Classical, Pop, Rock, Fusion, Blues or Latin). Video recordings must be submitted on disc, or as a YouTube link. – OR 2) Submit one original composition/song in two forms: as a recording and as a written lead sheet (PDF format). Recordings may be submitted as an MP3 email attachment. Please do not send video files as email attachments.
Your portfolio should also include a brief written description of the contents explaining your contribution to each of the song titles and any other relevant information such as your working process and influences. Portfolios may be submitted in the following formats: email attachments (MP3 and PDF only – no video file attachments please), CD, DVD, or URL links.
All students who enter the Bachelor of Music program are required to take placement exams in Fundamentals of Music, and Instrumental Proficiency before first semester classes begin. Instrumental auditions allow the department to place students with the best private instructors.
A passing score on the Fundamentals of Music exam allows the entering student to move directly to Theory I class. The degree requirement for the Fundamentals of Music class is satisfied, but the credits are not transferrable. The student must still complete all 128 credits to graduate, and may add an additional elective course to fulfill the credit requirement.
Students entering the Bachelor of Music program with previous college credit may transfer credits in core music courses in the following manner: