Admissions & Auditions
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Music Department auditions are for both entrance into the music program as a major, and for consideration for scholarship awards for music majors, and for non-music majors in some areas (wind, brass, percussion) who are participating in ensembles. All students considering music degrees must pass an entrance audition. After receiving notification that the student has passed her/his entrance audition, the student is admitted into the music program as a Pre-Music Major. In order to achieve full Music Major status, students must pass two juries on their primary instrument with a grade of B- or higher, and they must pass MUSC 1110 Music Theory I with a grade of C- or higher.
Transfer students from other institutions, and USU students wishing to change majors into music must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a mimimum GPA in all music courses of 3.0 for admission into the major in good standing. Students who have passed their entrance audition but who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may be admitted on probation. Any subsequent semester in which the student fails to meet these GPA minimums will result in expulsion from the music program, and the student will no longer be allowed to register for pre-music/music major courses.
How to Apply for Admission into a Music Degree Program at USU