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Welcome to the Fredonia School of Music! 
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK


We're glad you are thinking about auditioning for us!  Please read through this page so you will understand the process. 

First, you need to audition only if your hoped-for music degree program requires one.  No audition is required for the Music Industry program.  If Musical Theatre is your dream, go here for audition information.  No audition is required for the master's degree programs in Music Therapy or Music Education (unless you want the "recital track").  For all other music programs (listed below), you do need to audition.  Please read on.

After a year when the pandemic made in-person auditions impossible, we look forward to resuming them on our campus in 2021-22.  However, we will still gladly accept video auditions.

For a variety of reasons, we hope you will audition in person on our campus:
  • We will get to know you, and you will get to know us;
  • You will interact with the studio professor of your instrument;
  • There are no worries about recorded sound quality;
  • You can tour our beautiful campus and Mason Hall;
  • You will attend a performance in our awesome Rosch Recital Hall
  • Music faculty and students will tell you about degree programs, performing opportunities, campus life, etc.
If you do decide to audition in person, indicate your first and second choices of audition dates in this audition application.

We will continue to welcome recorded audition videos.  
If this is your preference, then you will upload an audition video when you submit this application, so don't submit it before you have made your video.  You will also select a follow-up date when a member of the Fredonia music faculty will connect with you via Zoom.  *Note: if you are a current Fredonia student, you may audition either in person or via video.

The audition dates (which are also follow-up dates) and deadlines are
  • November 6 -- only for applicants wanting to enroll in spring 2022 (deadline for audition application or video is October 23)
  • January 29 (deadline for audition application or video is January 15)
  • February 5 (deadline for audition application or video is January 22)
  • February 12 (deadline for audition application or video is January 29)
  • February 26 (deadline for audition application or video is February 12)
  • March 26 (deadline for audition application or video is March 12)
NOTE: we will continue to accept applications after March 26, but space in studios may be quite limited (or unavailable) after that date.  The absolute deadline is August 1.

To be considered for a Fall 2022 music scholarship, you must choose one of the January or February dates.

You must also apply for admission to the university.  It's best to do this before you submit the audition application.  If you have already done so, you do not need to do it again.
Begin this process with the "Start an Application" menu at left.  Make the 3 choices in top-to-bottom order: Degree Level, then Degree Specification, and then Select a Program.  If you do it in a different order, things might be confusing.

Fredonia's music degree programs are...

Undergraduate
 (all require an audition for admission)
  • Music Education (MusB and Multi-Award degree in 5 years)
  • Music Performance (MusB)
  • Music Therapy (BS)
  • Sound Recording Technology (BS)
  • Music Composition (MusB)
  • Music (BA): General or tracks in Entrepreneurship, Jazz Studies, Music History & Literature, Music & Technology
Graduate
  • Music Education (MM)--audition required only if you wish to pursue the Recital Track
  • Music Education Studies (MM) for international students----audition required only if you wish to pursue the Recital Track
  • Music Performance (MM)--audition required
  • Music Therapy (MM)--audition not required
  • Music Composition (MM)--audition required (the "audition" is submission of original compositions)
Thanks again for your interest in Fredonia!  We look forward to meeting and hearing you.

For technical questions please visit the Acceptd Help Desk!