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APPLY to Missouri State to Find Your Forte in Music

We are excited about your interest in the Department of Music at Missouri State University, an All Steinway School. The university is also an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Our expert faculty – accomplished musicians devoted to developing your talent – will provide one-on-one guidance. Whether you pursue performance, composition, education, scholarship or plan to blend your love of music with other interests, our programs will help you reach your goals.

All applicants must complete an Acceptd Audition Form, through which pre-screening and auditions will be scheduled.

Music is a dual admission program. Students must be admitted to both Missouri State University and the Department of Music in order to major or minor in Music. The minor in Composition does not require an audition.

Click here to apply to Missouri State University if you have not submitted an application for admission to the university.

AUDITION DATES FOR 2022 

  • Saturday, February 19, 2022
    • Registration closes February 10th, 2022
  • Friday, February 25, 2022
    • Registration closes February 16th, 2022
  • Friday, March 4, 2022
    • Registration closes February 23rd, 2022
  • Saturday, March 5, 2022
    • Registration closes February 23rd, 2022

***  Please see "START AN APPLICATION" box to the left to submit an audition form ***

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THEORY ENTRANCE EXAM

All undergraduate Music major & all minor applicants are required to take a Theory Entrance Exam before their audition date. The Theory Entrance Exam is not needed for high school students with AP theory credits or transfer students with previous college-level theory credits that have transferred or will transfer in to Missouri State. Please let the audition coordinator know if you have AP theory credits or are transferring college theory credits.

The Theory Exam is being offered online. Details on accessing the Theory Exam will be provided with your audition packet from the Music department. Please see our Theory website for more information and suggestions on materials to help you prepare for the placement exam. 


SCHOLARSHIPS

From this audition, you will also be considered for any available Music area scholarships. Please note, a successful audition does not guarantee a scholarship offer. 

To be awarded departmental funds, you must be admitted to Missouri State University and have a FAFSA submitted by
February 1

To be awarded
donor funded scholarships, you must also have a MSU Annual Scholarship application submitted no later than March 1.

Music Donor Funded Scholarships

University Scholarships for Freshmen

University Scholarships for Graduate Students

 

Contact us at Music@MissouriState.edu or Stephanie Dixon, Audition Coordinator, at 417-836-5649.

For technical questions, please check out our Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk