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This audition application is due two weeks prior to your requested audition date.

UNCW music students study with a dedicated faculty of internationally recognized artists and teachers, while enjoying small class sizes and extensive performance opportunities. Individual attention is the hallmark of the Department of Music at UNCW, as students and faculty work closely together to cultivate the fundamental concepts for lifelong learning, as well as developing the highest level of musicianship, creativity and scholarship related to teaching, performance, research, music technology and industry, and appreciation of music. In addition, the department is committed to enriching the quality of life within and beyond southeastern North Carolina by serving as a cultural and educational resource within the rich arts community in the region.

Admission to the Music Department
Admission to UNCW and the Department of Music consists of a dual admission process. While application to the university is through the Office of Admissions, formal admission to the Department of Music and its degree programs must be made through an Audition Admission process. You must also have at least initiated a UNCW Office of Admissions application and paid the admissions application fee.

Application to the Department of Music may be made before admission to the university is completed. However, acceptance to the Department of Music does not guarantee admission to UNCW. Every applicant interested in pursuing a degree in music at UNCW is required to audition before a faculty committee in the performance area(s) you select for acceptance into the music program. You may, if you wish, audition in more than one area. However, once approved in a principal performance area and/or degree program, another audition will be required to change the principal performance area, pursue multiple performance areas, or change from one degree program to another. Each applicant desiring a degree in music will be considered by the faculty committee for acceptance on the basis of a successful audition in the applicant’s principal performance medium. A satisfactory audition is required of all entering freshman and transfer students.

The audition serves as an opportunity for you to display your ability, as well as to meet the faculty. Furthermore, the audition day will provide you the opportunity to ask questions concerning music study, the admissions process, scholarships and financial assistance, housing, campus life, and any other aspects of being a music student at UNCW.

The audition in your major performance area is the most important factor in determining whether or not you will be accepted as a music major or minor. It will normally last about ten minutes. Please read the Audition Repertoire Guidelines to prepare your audition accordingly. Students are encouraged to bring their own accompanists if needed; however, an accompanist may be provided upon request and with a minimum of two weeks notice.

Your audition should be arranged in advance by completing this application to the Department of Music. High school students are urged to audition early in their senior year. Transfer students should plan to audition during the year preceding enrollment at UNCW, or at the latest, during their first semester of enrollment at UNCW. Audition applications should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the requested audition date.

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