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The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) has several options available for students wishing to study music in college. Whether you’re interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in Music, Music Education, Music in Performance, Music Therapy, Jazz Studies, or in one of many concentrations like Music Business, Music Technology & Recording, Music Theory/Composition,  or Classical Guitar Studies, we have the program for you.

As a UIndy music student, you will have the chance to engage with top-rated, internationally known faculty, experience performances in a world-class venue, and connect in a close-knit educational environment – all within minutes of downtown Indianapolis. Students within our various programs have won several national championships, and you should expect to receive a variety of performance opportunities with a diverse repertoire in a more intimate environment.

At UIndy, we prepare our students with the training necessary to earn a master’s degree in their music area of choice. Our Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center performance hall (video) provides an exquisite, Viennese-style space in which a special acoustic design produces thrilling sound. And because of our close proximity to the downtown area and the Fountain Square district, UIndy students are exposed to a vibrate setting for internship opportunities as well as culturally engaging opportunities with the local community.

Apply to UIndy's Music Program
Applying to UIndy's Music Department is a two-step process. Incoming students must apply to UIndy and audition for the Music Department. Both steps must be completed for consideration of acceptance. Students are encouraged to apply and audition as early as possible for priority scholarship consideration, but all submissions should be completed no later than May 1. 

  1. Apply to UIndy for free!
  2. Schedule an Audition
    Once you submit your application to UIndy, schedule an audition! All students who plan to major or minor in music at UIndy are required to participate in an application and audition process. For additional information to help with your audition, please visit our website

    Auditions will consist of: 
    • Performance of prepared repertoire
    • Sight-reading and scale proficiency
    • Interview with Music Department faculty
    • Brief placement evaluations in music theory and ear training


Audition Dates for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
Live auditions, at UIndy, will be held on the following Fridays:

  • December 4, 2021: Jazz
  • December 11, 2021: All Candidates
  • January 28, 2022: Piano/Winds/Brass/Percussion/Jazz
  • February 4, 2022: Piano/Strings/Voice
  • February 11, 2022: Winds/Brass/Percussion/Jazz
  • February 25, 2022: All Candidates
Traveling auditions, auditions that we will come to your local area, will be on the following dates: 
  • TDB - Dates and locations coming soon

Students who major in music at UIndy will participate in a large ensemble (video), for academic credit, each semester in which they are registered as full-time students. These performing groups provide all students with a wide variety of experiences to help develop versatility in many genres and styles, as well as, provide opportunities for students to familiarize themselves with the canon associated with their chosen fields. Auditions are required for a majority of the large ensembles. 

Vocal Ensembles: 
  • Concert Choir
  • Crimson Express
  • Schola
  • Opera Scenes
  • Treble Choir
  • Voices of Worship
Instrumental Ensembles: 
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Wind Ensemble

Instrumental Chamber Ensembles: 
  • African Drum Ensemble
  • Baroque Ensemble
  • Brass Quintet
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Flute Choir
  • Handbell Ensemble
  • Jazz Combo
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Piano Ensemble
  • String Ensemble

What's Next?

Once you apply and are accepted to UIndy, and scheduled and completed your audition, our Department of Music will reach out with next steps. In the meantime, we would love to have you attend any or all of our music department events or one of the University's admissions events

Additionally, UIndy has several scholarships available to students, some of which are automatically provided upon acceptance! The Music Department also has several scholarships that are awarded to highly talented students each year who display exceptional promise during their entrance audition. For additional information about available scholarships, visit our website! 

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Noworyta at or reach out to our Office of Admissions. Visit our website for more information.