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Music Audition Requirements - Undergraduate

Acceptance to the undergraduate music major or minor at UMass Amherst is determined in large part by an audition.

Please click on one of the left menu links for your specific instrument.

Pieces selected for the audition should demonstrate technical facility and musicality.

If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate faculty member for your instrument/voice before the audition.

Sight Reading will be required at all auditions.


Participating in an on-campus audition is highly recommended, especially if a student wishes to be considered for a scholarship. If a student is unable to attend a regularly scheduled audition, it is possible to request a Special Audition (see Application/Audition Request Form). If distance prohibits a student from coming to campus for a live audition, a CD or DVD may be submitted by mail in addition to the online Application/Audition Request Form.

All CDs (or DVD's) should be submitted by mail, with a listing of the program performed, in addition to a completed online Music Application/Audition Request Form. Please send the CD or DVD to the Director of Admissions, Music & Dance Dept., 271 Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst, Amherst MA 01003. Call 413-545-6048 or email with any questions.

The Department reserves the right to require a live audition in addition to a recording before granting final admission to any degree program.