Thank you for applying to the UMass Amherst Department of Music. A formal audition is a required part of the admission process. You will be emailed a confirmation of receipt within 24-48 hours after submitting this form. Please submit this form no later than 2 weeks prior to the audition date you wish to attend. Students are encouraged to submit an audition request as early as possible. If you have any questions or if you do not receive a confirmation email after 48 hours, please email the Music Admissions Director.
Please read all instructions carefully before and while completing this form. Additional fields may appear depending on your answers. Fields with a red asterisk are required.
Note: Candidates for Spring Semester entry to the department will be automatically scheduled for auditions by "Special Arrangement."
What Music Degree program(s) have you decided to audition for?
Once your primary Degree Track is selected, you may add up to two more. Please select in order of preference.
*** Music History and Theory/Composition students must send examples of their work before the audition.
Please note: a successful audition guarantees a position only in the program to which the candidate has applied. For example, an applicant accepted to the Music Education program is not automatically eligible to enter into the Performance or Jazz programs.
Please indicate the instrument for which you would like to audition. Once your primary instrument is selected, you may select up to two additional instruments to study.A high quality pre-screening sound file (e.g. mp3) or CD/DVD is required for those requesting an audition in CLASSICAL VOICE (not Jazz Voice).
Please send the link to the file to firstname.lastname@example.org or send the CD/DVD to Music Admissions Director, 271 Fine Arts Center, UMass, Amherst MA 01003. Please submit this material for review no later than 3 weeks prior to your requested audition date.
Please note: one audition is allowed per applicant unless special arrangements are made with the Music Admissions office.
Strings includes violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Guitar and Jazz Bass should attend a Saturday audition session.
If you are auditioning via video file, please select "Video Audition."Additional instructions for "Special Arrangement" auditions will be available once it is selected as an option. It will also be included in the candidate's confirmation email.
The following Studios are NOT able to host auditions on the given days:
If unable to attend either of the Saturday audition days available, the clarinet faculty would like to encourage clarinet applicants to make a Special Arrangement audition. Please do so only if it is not possible to attend on either the Jan. 27th or Feb. 3rd options. The clarinet faculty can be reached via e-mail at:
If your Anticipated Semester of Entry is Spring 2018 or Spring 2019, you must audition via "Special Arrangement."
The Jazz Bass Studio is not holding auditions on Jan. 27. Please select another option.
The Bassoon Studio is only holding auditions on Feb. 3 or March 3. Please select one of those dates or "Special Arrangement."
The Flute Studio is not holding auditions on Feb. 3 or Feb 17. Please select another option.
The Horn Studio is not holding auditions on March 3. Please select another option.
The Saxophone Studio is not holding auditions on Feb. 17. Please select another option.
The Saxophone Studio cannot accept any more auditions on March 3. Please select another option.
The Piano Studio is not holding auditions on Feb. 17. Please select another option.
The Percussion Studio is not holding auditions on Feb. 17. Please select another option.
The Trombone Studio is not holding auditions on Mar. 3. Please select another option.
The Clarinet Studio is not holding auditions on either Feb. 17 or Mar. 3. Please select another option.
Special Arrangement Auditions
Students selecting the "Special Arrangement" option acknowledge that they are in contact with the appropriate studio faculty to arrange their own audition date and time. This sort of individualized meeting is the responsibility of prospective student and studio faculty to coordinate. Any auditions held after the final audition day will not guarantee consideration for music scholarships. Please select this option only if (a) no audition date options are possible for the applicant, (b) if the applicant is auditioning after the last scheduled audition day (not recommended for incoming freshman music majors), or (c) if the applicant is auditioning for Spring Semester entry.
Additional form fields may appear in this section depending on the answers to your above questions.
Note: This Music Department form is in addition to your University application, not a substitute for it.
Director of Music AdmissionsDepartment of Music & DanceFine Arts Center 271, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003-9330tel: 413-545-6048
The University of Massachusetts Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, or veteran status, in any aspect of the admission or treatment of students or in employment.
Please email the Music Admissions Director with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you!
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