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Welcome to UNW, a Christ-centered community that will challenge and support you in flourishing musically, academically, spiritually, and professionally. 

University of Northwestern - St. Paul is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music offering majors in Music Performance, Music Education (K-12 Instrumental & Classroom or K-12 Vocal & Classroom), Music Composition, Music Ministry, and the Bachelor of Arts or Science in Music; and minors in Music Composition, Music, and Songwriting.  (Apply at this link for Theatre and Dance majors and minors, including Musical Theatre.)  Qualified students of all majors are welcome in our full range of large and small vocal and instrumental ensembles.

Apply now for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Students must be admitted to both UNW ( and the Department of Music & Theatre in order to major in music. The online Music Audition Application is required for new students who plan to major in music and also serves as the application for music scholarship consideration for all students, regardless of their major. Start your application by selecting your primary instrument/voice.

  • Apply by October 17, 2022 for the Saturday, November 12, on-campus Audition Day.
  • Apply by January 16, 2023 for Saturday, February 11, and Saturday, February 25, on-campus Audition Days.
  • Virtual auditions on additional dates are available by arrangement.
  • After January 16, we continue to accept audition applications.  Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis as funds allow.

We look forward to getting to know you!  Contact us at or call Carla Meineke, Music & Theatre Office Coordinator, at 651-631-5158.  For technical issues with your application, visit the Acceptd Help Desk.
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