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Graduate Requirements

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

The School of Music offers an impressive array of graduate music degree programs designed to meet the professional career interests of students. 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.

Ohio University School of Music Virtual Audition and Faculty Interaction Dates

  • Saturday December 4, 2021
  • Saturday January 22, 2022
  • Saturday February 12, 2022
  • Saturday February 19, 2022
  • Monday February 21, 2022

Auditions and faculty interactions will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Applicants are encouraged to submit a pre-recorded video audition at least two days in advance of their scheduled audition appointment. Live, video conference auditions may also be arranged. All applicants will meet virtually with our faculty. Students who are unable to schedule an audition/interaction 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!

Students should apply to Ohio University, after which they will receive an email asking them to choose one of the above audition dates.  

Students will also be asked to complete an information form asking for their applied instrument, expected major area of study (Composition, Conducting, Music Education, Music History, Performance, Emphasis in Performance and Pedagogy, Music Therapy, or Music Theory).

Students who desire to audition but cannot attend one of the above-listed audition dates should call the School of Music (740.593.4244) to determine whether the division faculty will be able to accommodate a different audition date for you. Please know that while an audition other than the dates above will be considered for admission, students may not be considered for talent based scholarships.



Virtual Lessons


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.

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


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