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Please complete your audition reservation with BGSU BEFORE submitting an Acceptd application.

Live Virtual Auditions will take place through Acceptd for the following dates:

  • Friday, February 24, 2023: virtual auditions - BGSU reservation deadline January 30, 2023 

Audition date selection is part of BGSU's application process. Please observe the deadlines listed above to reserve your audition spot.

BGSU's College of Musical Arts is a major cultural resource for Northwestern Ohio. We invite you to join other high-achieving students in studying with award-winning faculty who are among the best in their fields. At the College of Musical Arts we promote an environment full of opportunities for every student. There is a place for everyone at the CMA. A Public University for the Public Good!

The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University prepares music professionals for state and national leadership roles in teaching, research, and creativity in all of the musical arts. We aspire to be recognized nationally as a premier music learning community. Since 1947, the College of Musical Arts has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. 

Undergraduate Degrees: Music Education, Music Performance, Music Composition, Jazz Studies, World Music, Music History & Literature, and Musical Arts (Interdisciplinary). Minors include Performance, Jazz Studies, Recording Technology, and Music Industry. Click to learn more about majoring or minoring in music at BGSU.

Graduate Degrees: Composition, Music Education, Teaching Artistry, Music History, Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, Music Performance, Pedagogy, Conducting, and Jazz Studies. Learn more about our Masters Degree, Certificate, and DMA programs by clicking on each.

More information about our programs of study can be found here.

Additional contact information for the College of Musical Arts can be found here.

Audition Information

Incoming undergraduate students who wish to major in music, minor in music, be considered for scholarships, or enroll in private music lessons for credit are required to present an entrance audition with the College of Musical Arts faculty. More information about auditions, including dates, can be found here.

        - Final Music Scholarship consideration deadlines:
                 - Live Virtual Auditions: February 24th, 2023
                 - Live In Person Auditions: February 25th, 2023
                 - Recorded Auditions: Materials must be submitted by February 20th, 2023


Incoming graduate students in performance music present an entrance audition. Domestic applicants who wish to be considered for a music performance assistantship must present a virtual audition.  Graduate applicants in Composition, Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Music History and Music Theory must complete a virtual interview for admission to the program. More information about auditions and interviews, including dates, can be found here.

                  - Final Assistantship consideration deadline is February 25th, 2023.

Musical Theatre
Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a specialization in Musical Theatre is a liberal arts degree in Theatre with a focus in the Musical Theatre Performance, in which we encourage our students to explore a broad range of interests in a supportive and creative learning environment.

If you are a vocal student interested in a major in Musical Theatre, please view the Musical Theatre audition information page for details. There is a separate audition process for musical theatre students, and their Acceptd landing page can be found HERE

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