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.
UMass Amherst applications must be received by January 15 for the fall semester and October 1 for spring semester. The application deadline for transfer students for the fall semester is April 15.
Auditions are held on campus on announced dates in January through March. Students are encouraged to schedule an audition as early as possible, but must submit a University application before the audition takes place. Auditions may take place prior to academic acceptance to the University. Graduate programs not requiring an audition are Music History, Music Theory, and Composition.
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