Admission to the Music major
Begin by completing our Slideroom Application. Admission to the major requires an audition, either in person at AU or remotely via Zoom, on one of these Saturday dates:
November 20, 2021 (for current AU students, Early Decision, and Transfer applicants)
January 22, 2022 (Regular Decision applicants)
February 12, 2022 (Regular Decision applicants)
Please be prepared to perform about 10 minutes of music. Select pieces that best represent your abilities. We welcome a broad range of approaches and styles.
All auditionees will be automatically considered for merit scholarships. Most scholarships are renewable for up to four years provided the terms of the award are met each semester.
Auditions may be performed with or without accompaniment. For in-person voice auditions, we will provide an accompanist. If you are a composer, upload your music to Slideroom; we would still like to hear you play or sing at the audition.
Note that in order to be admitted to the major, you must also be accepted by American University. Students intending to declare the Music major in their first year should audition either before enrolling or during the Fall of their first term.
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