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Welcome to Music at Oregon State University music admissions and scholarship application page. 

We are delighted you are interested in our music programs.  Our amazing campus sits in the mid-Willamette valley, nestled between the Cascade mountain range and the dramatic Pacific Northwest coastline, a short drive to dramatic views and great experiences. Corvallis is the quintessential college town--an ideal location to experience your college days.

Our 2023-24 Scholarship Application portal will remain open through July, but will be closed during August.  We anticipate next year's application to reopen after Labor Day. 

Oregon State was founded more than 150 years ago as a land grant institution, building on the belief that everybody deserves access to a transformational education.  It now is the largest institution in Oregon, drawing students from all 50 states and 100 countries.  

At Oregon State University, you will find a talented and creative community that challenges students to become successful musicians and professional educators. With experts in music education, performance, technology and research, we educate, enlighten, engage and entertain.  Our faculty are musical leaders throughout the Northwest and beyond, prepared and invested in your musical learning. Our graduates are teaching, performing, and creating around the world!  This spring the new Reser Center for the Creative Arts will open bringing new learning and performing spaces!  Take a sneak peek at this amazing new space!  

An audition is required for admission to the Bachelor of Music program, and is required for all music majors and minors interested in being considered for scholarship assistance.  Scholarship awards are based on performance ability, experience, academics and financial need. 

Application Procedures

1. Apply and be accepted to Oregon State University. Apply online here.
2. Submit a scholarship and music admissions application (required for admission to the Bachelor of Music program) through the website. Audition live in-person or virtually on the following dates:
      Monday, February 17 (instrumental only)
      Saturday, February 22 (all auditions)
      Saturday, March 1 (all auditions)

If neither of these dates will work in your schedule, we will work to coordinate a date that will work for you.

3. Visit here to find out more about auditioning on your instrument, or how to contact a coordinator specializing in your instrument or area.  

Notification of Results

Applicants from the February/March audition will be notified of the audition results by Mid-March. Deadline for acceptance will be April 20.

No students can be notified of audition results until they are admitted to the university.  You can begin your Oregon State admissions application HERE

Applications will be accepted past the March date and auditions will be scheduled as needed.

If you have questions or need assistance, send email to, or by phone at 541-737-9406.

For technical questions please check out the Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk.

If you are unable to afford the application fee, learn about Acceptd's fee wavier program HERE