Entrance Auditions

Entrance auditions are for acceptance as an Undergraduate Music Major or Minor and to enroll in Music courses in fall, 2020.* All students who audition during our primary audition dates, including non-major/minors, will also receive priority consideration for scholarship awards. Please read the General Audition Information below before visiting the Audition Requirements pages. Graduate students should see the information on our Master of Music page.

Audition Dates

All auditions are held in the Performing Arts Center, PA/PAC.

January 24, 2020
February 21, 2020
February 22, 2020
March 6, 2020
March 7, 2020

General Audition Information

Fall 2020 Enrollment

Students must pass an entrance audition in order to enroll in core music classes such as music theory, aural skills, class piano/keyboarding, and music history. Students who miss primary auditions are heard on a space-available basis and are not guaranteed access to restricted courses until they are accepted through an audition. Students may still participate in all ensembles. 

General Admissions vs. Music Acceptance

Acceptance to the Music Department does not guarantee admission to the general university. Decisions related to general admissions are completed independently by the University. Students may request and complete a music audition regardless if they have received their admissions decision by the WWU admissions office. Students will not submit a separate application for music major or minor consideration. Please note we will correspond directly with the email provided in the music audition form.

Requesting & Scheduling an Audition

All auditions are scheduled after the submission of our Entrance Audition request form located under each area page. Students must provide a regularly checked email as all correspondence for auditions and music enrollment will be sent via this email only. Students will be contacted via email by the corresponding area coordinator regarding their audition time and confirmation.

Online Submissions

We strongly encourage all students to attend live auditions. To accommodate students who cannot attend a live audition, many areas are able to accept online video or audio submissions. Please visit the appropriate area page below for further details. All primary online auditions are due by March 7, 2020, at 5:00 pm and must be submitted via the Entrance Audition form. Submissions sent in after this deadline are considered for music major or minor acceptance on a studio available basis and are eligible for music scholarships.

Timeline of Results 

Students will receive an official audition decision from the Program Coordinator, Lee Anne Frahn, via the email supplied on the audition request form. Audition results vary by audition area and are dependent on the number of auditions, competition, and overall studio availability. Students will be notified of their audition results via email by March 13th, 2020. If you have not received our results by that deadline, please email Lee Anne Frahn. 

Scholarship notifications will be sent out the week of March 16, 2020. Students will receive an email regardless of their award. All notifications will be sent to the email supplied in the Entrance Audition Form. 

Composition Requirements

Prospective composition majors must also submit a portfolio of previous work for faculty review. The portfolio should consist of notated scores and any recordings, live or midi. Non-local students may submit their scores and recordings online. Please contact Dr. Bruce Hamilton to schedule an interview for the same day of your entrance audition. Prospective students will be notified of their acceptance into the composition program once they are accepted into the Department of Music based on instrumental or vocal audition.

Audition Requirements

After reviewing the general audition information, look at the detailed audition requirements for your area of interest.

Looking for more information?

If you have any questions, we're happy to find you an answer. Call the Music Department Office 360-650-3130, or view the directory of faculty and staff.