Auditions and Admissions

Prospective undergraduate music majors and minors are required to audition for admission to the School of Music, as well as for scholarship consideration. You must audition on a primary instrument with appropriate faculty from that area. The deadline to reserve undergraduate auditions is Friday, January 9, 2015.

You also must apply to and be accepted by Ball State University.

The graduate programs of the School of Music are open to students who present evidence of their ability to sustain a program of study at an advanced level. Opportunities for in-depth study are offered, as well as programs for those interested in securing a broad coverage of the discipline of music at the graduate level.

Explore your undergraduate and graduate degree opportunities in the School of Music. You can:

  • perform as a soloist or with an award winning ensemble in state-of-the art facilities
  • study with faculty members who are national leaders in the profession and serve as clinicians, guest conductors, performers, invited authors, teaching strategy consultants, published scholars, internationally performed composers, and researchers
  • create, record, and produce music in Ball State’s Music Media Production Studios, recognized as being among the finest recording and computer music studios in the nation
  • engage in extensive teaching practice inside university classrooms every semester of your program
  • compose for solo instruments and chamber ensembles
  • collaborate on scores for dramatic and documentary films, games, experimental videos, dance, and virtual environments.

Learn more of what is required for undergraduate and graduate admission to the School of Music.