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Music Audition Requirements - Undergraduate

Acceptance to the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music (Performance and JAAMS concentrations), and the Minor in Music at UMass Amherst is determined by audition.

All auditions must be completed no later than the semester before intended enrollment. Prospective freshman music majors for Fall 2024 entry must have auditions complete by February 28, 2024. Please see the Deadlines Summary for further information.

Prospective music students must submit a Music Application to sign up for an audition.

Woodwinds: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone

Brass: French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Voice (Classical)

Piano

Percussion

Jazz Voice/Instruments: Jazz Voice, Jazz Guitar/Piano, Jazz Bass, Jazz Drum Set, Jazz Woodwinds (Sax, Flute, Clarinet), Jazz Brass (Trumpet, Trombone)

Note: Some undergraduate music programs require supporting materials instead of, or in addition to, an audition. Please see the Supporting Materials page for further information.

For important information about Music Admissions procedures and additional deadline information, please see the Music Admissions: Undergraduate page.

REMOTE MUSIC AUDITION POLICY
All applicants who wish to have a Remote Audition must have approval of the faculty.
Applicants must email musicadmissions@umass.edu before submitting the Music Application to request permission.

Live auditions are strongly preferred over remote auditions. Prospective music students should only request a Remote Audition under the following circumstances:

  • Travel to campus is prohibitive due to distance, cost, or health concerns.
  • The applicant is unable to attend any of the live Audition Days and cannot arrange a Special Arrangement audition before an audition deadline.

CONTACT:
For general questions about auditions, please contact Music Admissions Director Nate Gowen at musicadmissions@umass.edu or by phone at 413-545-6048.