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Welcome to the pre-screen upload site for the Music Department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County! Our renowned faculty, our supportive musical community, and the resources of a research university will provide the environment you need to flourish as a young musician.

As part of the application process, please upload your pre-screen materials here in order to be considered for an audition with the faculty on our campus. The deadlines for each audition date are as follows:
  • October 8, 2021 deadline - Saturday, November 6, 2021 audition (Departmental Scholarship and Regular Audition)
  • January 7, 2022 deadline - Friday, January 28 and Saturday 29, 2022 audition (Departmental Scholarship and Regular Audition, Snow Date: February 11 & 12)
  • March 18, 2022 deadline - Saturday, April 9, 2022 audition (Departmental Scholarship and Regular Audition)
  • May 19, 2022 deadline - Thursday, June 2, 2022 (Transfer Students ONLY)
Please note that professionally produced videos are not necessary--your phone or iPad, properly focused, will provide the information we need to evaluate your performance. As a reminder, you must also apply to UMBC via the Common Application. Your application to UMBC must be completed before we will review these materials.

If you have questions about either the application process or which major is best for you or would like to arrange a visit to the Music Department, please contact Susan Velli at velli@umbc.edu. Visit our website here.

Recently accredited by NASM (the National Association for Schools of Music), UMBC offers five different Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music Performance (voice or instrumental), Music Composition, Jazz Studies, Music Technology, and Music Education (choral or instrumental). Ample performance opportunities both as a soloist and with our ensembles large and small, alongside courses in music theory, musicianship, music history, and music technology, will develop your talent and hone your skills in preparation for your musical career.

UMBC has been recognized both for the quality of its teaching and for innovation by US News and World Reports. With our beautiful new performance spaces including the Linehan Concert Hall and the Music Box, and state of the art recording studios, UMBC Music aligns with a university that is on the move. Located in the culturally vibrant Baltimore-Washington corridor, our students often benefit from professional experiences as undergraduates. Click here if you’d like to come to campus for a special tour of our facilities.