Graduate Audition MUSIC

Graduate Audition Registration

Complete your graduate application to KU, then select your instrument or degree program from the menu on the left for specific requirements.

The following MUSIC degree programs require an audition to the School of Music:

  • Church Music (MM, DMA)
  • Conducting (MM, DMA)
  • Performance - all instruments (MM, DMA)

ALL Piano and Voice performance applicants must submit a prescreening audition through Acceptd by December 1st.

The following MEMT graduate programs require the admission video as noted in the MEMT Graduate Application Procedure document. 

  • Music Education (MME, PHD)
  • Music Therapy (MME, PHD)
  • Music Therapy (Graduate Equivalency)
    • Applicants without an undergraduate degree in music must also complete a separate audition to the School of Music.
    • For that audition, select Music Therapy Graduate Equivalency from the menu on the left for specific requirements.  

Fall 2021 Audition Dates

Auditions for Fall 2020 admission will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 and February 20, 2021 for all instruments except Voice & Opera.

Auditions for Voice & Opera will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 and February 19, 2021.

Attention Piano and Voice/Opera Graduate Applicants: You must submit a video pre-screen audition via Acceptd no later than December 1, 2020 in order to be considered for a final admission audition.

For more information about audition scheduling, please email


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