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The Baylor University School of Music provides transformational experiences that prepare students for careers in music. Our students thrive in a Christian environment characterized by a nurturing resident faculty, an unwavering pursuit of musical excellence, a global perspective, dedication to service, and devotion to faith.

With a 6:1 student-teacher ratio it’s not hard to believe the strong connection our faculty form with each and every student. Students are given individual attention with faculty who also act as advisors and assist with getting assistantships and internships with ensembles and opera companies.

Step One: Start your Baylor University application 

Undergraduate and graduate applicants must begin a Baylor application first in order to receive a“Bear ID” (firstname_lastname#) to link the BU application to the School of Music application. Undergraduates may apply through GoBaylor, CommonApp, or ApplyTexas. Graduates must apply through the Baylor Graduate School.

  • If you apply through GoBaylor, you will receive your BearID immediately
  • If you apply through CommonApp or ApplyTexas, Baylor will send you an email with your BearID and instructions on creating a GoBaylor account to track your BU admissions status

Step Two: Start your Baylor School of Music application

Select an application for the School of Music from the dropdown menu to the left and begin the application through Acceptd. 
You will need your BearID (First_Last#) to begin the School of Music application.

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.

Music applications open on August 1st. Submit your School of Music application at least 2 weeks before your preferred audition date (all undergraduate applicants and graduate performance applicants).
Applicants who submit a School of Music application within 2 weeks of the preferred audition date are note guaranteed a timeslot for that date. 

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.

  1. Repertoire List – please submit a list of the solos you have performed, notable large ensemble pieces you have performed, and etudes you have studied.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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 For technical support, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk