Future Undergraduate Students

Apply & Audition to Major or Minor in Music

        • Apply to the School of Music. Within the application you will select 1) your intended area of study (music education, music therapy, performance, theory/composition, or music minor) 2) audition instrument or voice type and 3) audition date.
        • Audition day is a multi-faceted, all day event designed for us to get to know you and you to get to know us, so plan on arriving by 9 a.m. for morning events will that include information sessions, interviews and testing, in addition to your afternoon audition. (Prior to the event you will receive an email with the complete audition day schedule and maps.) We highly recommend a face-to-face audition but recorded auditions will accepted if it is impossible for the applicant to attend an audition day or arrange to come to campus for a special audition another day.
        • Apply to ECU For those intending to major in music, within the ECU application select: Music Education, BM or Music, BM (for music therapy, music theory-composition or performance (jazz, classical or sacred)). NOTE: There is a fall ECU application deadline for Honors College consideration. Details here.
        • Contact the professor for your instrument (listed here) to let them know you plan to audition. Prospective piano students contact Prof. Kwan Yi, prospective voice students contact Dr. Catherine Gardner

Prospective students are not required to apply to ECU before their audition, but it is preferred. To be a music major or minor requires admission to both ECU and the School of Music.

2023-2024 Audition Dates
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Saturday, February 10, 2024
Saturday, February 17, 2024*
Saturday, March 16, 2024

2024-2025 Audition Dates
Saturday, December 7, 2024
Saturday, January 18, 2025
Saturday, February 8, 2025
Saturday, February 15, 2025* – No voice auditions.
Saturday, March 15, 2025

Because the requirements Bachelor of Music degrees are complex, transfer students should contact the School of Music early during their college-level studies.

The School of Music accepts music minor applications from prospective and current undergraduate students. Apply to the School of Music and choose your audition date here.

Important ECU Honors College deadlines.

International Students apply through the Office of Global Affairs.

Questions? Contact Judy Barber, Assistant Director for Student Services, 252-328-4281.