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Welcome to 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 two-fold admissions process, please complete your departmental application 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 22, 2023 deadline - Saturday, November 4, 2023 audition (Departmental Scholarship and Regular Audition)
  • January 10, 2024 deadline - Saturday, January 27, 2024 audition (Departmental Scholarship and Regular Audition, Snow Date: February 3)
  • March 24, 2024 deadline - Saturday, April 6, 2024 audition (Departmental Scholarship and Regular Audition)
  • May 19, 2024 deadline - Saturday, June 6, 2024 (Transfer Students and Late Applicants ONLY)
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, please contact Lisa Cella at Visit our website here.

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.

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