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School of Music Undergraduate Admissions

Music Education majors, Whitney Cope and Mark Rocco, tour the School of Music and select areas of the Ohio University campus!

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 www.ohio.edu/apply
  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.

  • Saturday December 4, 2021 (in-person only
  • Saturday January 22, 2022 (in-person or virtual)
  • Saturday February 12, 2022 (in-person or virtual)
  • Saturday February 19, 2022 (in-person or virtual)
  • Monday February 21, 2022 (in-person or virtual)

Both in-person and virtual auditions are available. While we prefer students take an in-person audition, we are happy to accommodate virtual 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. 

If choosing a virtual option, the audition will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. Those who elect to take the virtual audition option are encouraged to submit a pre-recorded video at least two days in advance of their scheduled online audition.

Students who are unable to schedule an audition on one of the above-listed audition dates should reach out to the applied faculty member or contact music@ohio.edu. 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:

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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 love to hear from you.

Register for an In-Person or Virtual Music Lesson

The School of Music will provide a free, 15-minute 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!

schedule a free, 15-minute music lesson with our faculty

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.