Northern Arizona University School of Music

Northern Arizona University School of Music

Welcome to the Northern Arizona University School of Music, and thank you for expressing interest in our performance programs.

Our beautiful mountain campus is located on the Colorado Plateau (elevation: 7,000 feet), nestled within a vast Ponderosa pine forest, near the base of the San Francisco Peaks and the six highest points in Arizona.

Internationally accomplished faculty and comfortable, modern facilities combine with these natural wonders to make the NAU School of Music an inspiring and magnificent place to study music.

Undergraduate Applicants

Application process:

1.   Apply and be accepted unconditionally to NAU through Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation. Apply online here.

2.   Submit a School of Music application.

3.   Audition according to the requirements of your principal instrument or voice as seen here.

All Arizona residents must audition live at Northern Arizona University.

While we strongly encourage out-of-state and international students to audition live on our beautiful campus, we also understand that scheduling and other circumstances do not always allow a visit.

Only out-of-state and international students may submit audition materials via Acceptd in lieu of an on-campus audition.

Graduate Applicants

Application process:

1.   Apply and be accepted unconditionally to NAU through the Graduate College. Apply online here.

2.   Visit the School of Music Graduate Program website and explore the specific Master of Music emphasis that interests you.

3.   Submit any additional application or audition materials as required by your specific emphasis.

Once a potential candidate’s application materials and recordings have been accepted by the major professor and/or area, he/she will be invited to campus for a live audition.

For international applicants or applicants whose geographic location prohibits a visit to Northern Arizona University for a live audition, the School of Music can accept a more substantial video recording in lieu of a live audition.

Other applicants who wish to submit a formal video instead of traveling to campus for a live audition must receive permission (by email correspondence) from the major professor and/or area.