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Thank you for your interest in The Wayne State University Department of Music, where students enjoy the resources of a large R-1 research university within our close-knit conservatory-like musical community. Located in the heart of the cultural center of Detroit, the WSU Department of Music is just steps away from the nation's leading performing arts organizations and cultural institutions.

More than 100 faculty, including nationally and internationally recognized performing artists, composers, scholars, and master teachers, serve our student body of #CreativeWarriors. WSU Department of Music faculty regularly performs with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Michigan Opera Theatre, The Detroit Jazz Festival, as well as numerous other opera, chamber, jazz, and orchestra and band organizations regionally, nationally and around the world.

Two steps to becoming a Music major at Wayne State
  1. Apply and be accepted to the University through completing the university admissions application found at The Wayne State University Admissions website.
  2. Present a successful audition on a principal instrument or voice.
About our audition process
All prospective students interested in majoring in music are required to audition for the department to be accepted into the Music Program of their interest. In lieu of in-person, face-to-face auditions for Fall 2020, we are accepting submissions through Acceptd beginning with our May auditions. After choosing your concentration by selecting your program and instrument in the drop-down menus on the left, you will be provided with audition guidelines guided and prompted to submit an audition video, essay (if applicable to your program), and any other supplemental media/documents to this online platform. Note: online auditions are somewhat different from in-person auditions thus the guidelines may differ slightly from the in-person audition requirements on our website.

If you have any questions about this admissions process, audition requirements, guidelines, etc. please do not hesitate to contact the department Leah Celebi, Department of Music Academic Services Officer (Audition Coordinator) at leah.celebi@wayne.edu.


For technical questions please check out the Acceptd Support Team Help Desk.