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Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Baylor University School of Music! Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is within easy driving distance of most of the state’s major cities. With a metro area population of about 234,000, Waco provides the amenities of a big city wrapped in the comfort of a close-knit community. Baylor enjoys high standing among many national rating services that evaluate quality of education, research activity, affordability, and baccalaureate value.
The Baylor University School of Music is a dual admission program. Students must apply and be admitted to both Baylor University and the School of Music in order to major in music.
To begin your application process, please be sure to apply to Baylor University through the office of Admissions. Then, complete the application for the School of Music here, through Acceptd. Applications can be completed concurrently.
MUSIC APPLICATIONS OPEN AUGUST 1.
All UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS will be asked to submit the following materials with their application. There are additional requirements for some degree programs. Visit our undergraduate application pages to learn more.
- Repertoire List – please submit a list of the solos you have performed, notable large ensemble pieces you have performed, and etudes you have studied.
- Short Essay – express your long-term musical goals and your reasons for wanting to study at the Baylor University School of Music in 250-500 words.
- References– enter your references' email addresses if you would like them to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Once you submit your application, your reference will receive an email from Acceptd with instructions on how they can submit their letter of recommendation. It is preferable that you have two references.
- Video Recording and Audition – for the 2020-21 application cycle, all incoming freshman and transfers will be required to submit a video recorded audition. Some divisions may require a follow-up live virtual audition or interview, which will be scheduled in Acceptd. Please review our video submission guidelines prior to recording.
GRADUATE APPLICANTS have different submission requirements and should visit our graduate application pages to learn more.
The School of Music application must be submitted no later than February 1. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.
If you have questions about the application, please contact Music_Admit@Baylor.edu. For technical support, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.