Students wishing to declare a major or minor in Music - or to be eligible for scholarships in music - must apply for admission to the Department of Music by performing a successful audition.
A successful audition is required to declare following degree programs:
- Bachelor of Music (All concentrations)
- Master of Music with a concentration in Performance
- Music Minor
The audition is also required for students seeking other majors to be considered for scholarship opportunities in bands or choirs.
If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, it is highly recommended that you audition during our Destination: Music event held on President's Day in February.
Review the audition dates and requirements
Audition Dates (revised)
Out of concern for your safety during this time of social isolation related to COVID-19, we are cancelling our remaining scheduled audition dates for Spring 2020. However, we invite you to submit your Audition Application (below) and you will be contacted to arrange an audition specifically for you, either in person or via distance technology. We appreciate your interest in and look forward to evaluating your performance skills for admission to a Music degree program.
Undergraduate Music Admission Requirements
Additional requirements for Music Composition
In addition to the performance audition, students who intend to major in Music Composition must submit an audio portfolio of at least (2) original compositions totaling a minimum of five minutes in length to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission of scores is strongly encouraged.
Letter of Recommendation
If you are a high school senior (or recent high school grad), you will need a letter
of recommendation from a music teacher who is familiar with your performance skills.
A letter of recommendation is simply a brief letter written by a professional (i.e.
your music teacher) explaining why you are qualified to study music at the collegiate
Have your music teacher submit their letter via email to email@example.com.
Apply to UWG
You may audition before you are admitted to the University. However, scholarships and admission to the Department of Music are contingent upon admission to the University.
Graduate Admissions are made through the UWG Graduate school. Apply here: westga.edu/gradstudies
Fill out application form
Be sure you have the following items ready before beginning the audition application:
- Personal and contact information
- Your ACT and/or SAT scores, if available
- Information of your GPA from High School and/or college
- Information regarding your audition music
Complete and submit the application no later than one week prior to your audition.
After we receive your application we will notify you of your audition time.