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The University of Arizona School of Music is a premiere institution in which to study and prepare for a rewarding life in music! We are dedicated to developing your skills and talents for work on the performance stage, in the recording studio, in the classroom, and in the research laboratory. You can join over 500 undergraduate and graduate students who are dedicated to creating music for live audiences and immersive media. We are proud of our donor-sponsored Fred Fox Artists, Boulton Guitar Studies, Riemann Opera Studies, and Medici Scholars programs that support our students.

Our students collectively perform hundreds of solo recitals, ensemble concerts, and marching band shows on campus, nationwide, and globally each year. They regularly win prizes in composition, conducting, publishing, and performance competitions worldwide. Students perform during music festivals and present at symposia with financial support from our Medici Scholars student grant program. Numerous critically acclaimed albums and singles have been recorded in the Haskell Recording Studio and released by Naxos, Summit, Albany, Toccata Classics, and other labels.

Performances are held in three concert venues: the 204-seat Alice Y. Holsclaw Recital Hall with a Schoenstein pipe organ, the 543-seat Crowder Hall that features DANTE recording connectivity, and the historic 2,500-seat Centennial Hall. We are proud to be an All-Steinway School and part of a US News & World Report Top 40 Public University and National Science Foundation Top 20 Public Research University.

The School of Music, within the UA College of Fine Arts/Arts Arizona, is part of the flagship University of Arizona Land Grant and research institution. Students regularly undertake dual degrees, minors, and interdisciplinary projects combing music with business, science, medicine, law, and other arts. Student-driven research involves performance kinesiology measurement, musician injury and health studies, and entrepreneurship market research. Our graduates have gone on to careers as recording artists, opera singers, chamber and orchestral musicians, composers for stage and screen, arrangers, K-12 educators, professors, administrators, and music industry professionals.

If you would like to explore all the possibilities for a life in music through studies at a comprehensive school of music we encourage you to join us!

Lori Wiest, DMA 

Fall 2025 Application Deadline

  • Graduate Students (MM, DMA, PhD) April 1, 2025
  • Undergraduate Students (BM) May 1, 2025
Prescreen Deadline

  • Please check individual program requirements
Live Auditions

  • February 8, 2025
  • March 1, 2025
  • By arrangement