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Music & Dance Admissions

Acceptance into the Music and Dance Department (as a music or dance major or music minor) requires both academic acceptance by the University and by the Department.

All undergraduate applications require an audition (music or dance). Music graduate programs involving Music Performance or Music Ed/Conducting or Applied also require an audition.

For Department details about How to Apply and important Deadlines, please see the appropriate Admissions webpage:
Music - Undergraduate
Music - Graduate

NEW FOR 2018-19: The Audition Request Form is only to be filled out by transfer applicants, graduate applicants, current student applicants, and all students applying as a Music Minor. Incoming freshman music majors will fill out a separate Music Application as part of their UMass application procedure.

Applications for admission to the University are available at the Admissions web page or by contacting the UMass Amherst Admissions Center at

Please see the Music Faculty or Dance Faculty pages for the full faculty listings, bios and contact information.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, or veteran status, in any aspect of the admission or treatment of students or in employment.