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School of Music Undergraduate Admissions

Join the School of Music

Whether you're just beginning your research into the School of Music or are working on your application, find all the resources you might need below. General University requirements are required to enroll into the School of Music.


  1. Apply online at
  2. Pay your application fee.
  3. Have your transcript(s) officially sent.
  4. Request that your ACT and/or SAT scores be sent, if applicable.
  5. Check your status online!

Music Auditions

All students who seek admission to Ohio University with a major in Music must audition. The audition is for both admission and talent-based scholarship decisions.

Schedule an Audition Here

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • Monday, February 19, 2024

While we prefer students take an in-person audition, we are happy to accommodate virtual or video auditions for those for whom travel and/or other extenuating circumstances prevent an in-person audition. 

Live auditions will occur in front of the appropriate instrumental or vocal faculty. Additional information sessions, current student interactions, music building tours and a noontime luncheon will also be offered. 

In the event an in-person audition is not possible, a virtual or video audition can be arranged by contacting 

See Dr. Sean Parsons' tips for making a quality video/audio recording below.

We look forward to meeting you and hearing your audition!

Please indicate your choice of audition date and format by clicking the “Schedule an Audition Now” button below:

Performance Requirements

Requirements for auditions vary by performance division. The School of Music highly encourages students to choose repertoire from diverse composers for their auditions, including underrepresented composers. Please see the specific requirements below and contact the area division if you have questions about your options. We would be happy to hear from you!

Financial Aid and Scholarships

We provide several options for students seeking talent-based scholarships, as well as opportunities for first-year and transfer students seeking funding for specific programs. Explore these details on the Financial Aid and Scholarships page.

Have Questions?

Curious about your undergraduate program options or what career opportunities will be available? See the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions on our FAQ page.


Register for a Music Lesson

The School of Music will provide a music lesson to any student who is interested in pursuing a degree in music at Ohio University. Requests for either an in-person or virtual lesson can be made below and will be sent to the appropriate faculty member, who will follow up within five business days to schedule your lesson. To participate in a virtual lesson, students must have access to an instrument and to technology that will allow them to participate in a video call (internet, camera, audio). We hope you'll join us!

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Student playing flute


Commitment to non-discrimination

Ohio University operates on a holistic, selective review and looks for evidence of academic preparation when reviewing applications for admission. Additionally, because the School of Music considers artistic talent in the review process, students pursuing certain academic programs must audition, interview, and/or submit additional materials for admission and scholarship consideration. Ohio University and the School of Music do not discriminate against any applicants because of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information.