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The Furman Department of Music requires an entry audition and musicianship test for any applicant considering a major in music or desiring consideration for a music scholarship (majors and non-majors). But, before you apply for an audition, you must complete and submit your Common Application to Furman University.  You will be required to enter your Furman applicant ID number in order to complete this audition form. Once you apply to the university, you will receive a link to your personal Status Checker page – the number will be available there.

Furman Music offers a number of talent-based scholarships to incoming freshmen students. Though priority is given to students intending to major in music, talented non-majors able to participate in ensembles and private lessons are also eligible.  All scholarships are eligible for renewal your four years at Furman as long as the scholarship criteria is maintained.  Scholarships require lesson and ensemble participation and a minimum grade point average.

Review Furman’s audition criteria: www.furman.edu/MusicAuditions

Music Teacher Recommendations: You will need to provide teacher name, day phone, and email address of at least one of your music teachers. Up to three possible.  You will enter their contact information – we will send them an invitation to complete a recommendation on your behalf.

While an in-person on-campus audition is preferred, a high-quality media submission will also be accepted. On-Campus days include campus and facility tours, parent/student Q & A session with music faculty and students, a Friday night performance, and a Friday lunch in the dining hall or a Saturday luncheon with the music faculty.

On-Campus Dates for Fall Entry 2021

  • Friday January 15, 2021:
    • Registration Deadline: December 5th, 2020
  • Saturday January 16, 2021:
    • Registration Deadline: December 5th, 2020
  • Friday February 12, 2021:
    • Registration Deadline: January 5th, 2021
  • Saturday February 13, 2021:
    • Registration Deadline: January 5th, 2021
  • On-Campus special date Registration Deadline: December 5th, 2020

(Media Pre-Screening submission required if requesting a unique date – faculty will review then extend invitation based on their availability.)

Audition Questions? Please contact Marcella Frese, Music Programs Coordinator, at furmanmusic@furman.edu or 864.294.2118.

University Application Questions?Please contact Coady Shovlain, Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions, 864-416-4443 or email coady.shovlain@furman.edu

Please note that the fee is only required on your first application.
 For any subsequent applications, please enter the following coupon code in the payment section of the application: 02furman1