Graduate Auditions/Interviews

Two steps to becoming a Graduate Student in Music at Wayne State

1. Apply and be accepted to the University through Graduate Admissions.  
Prospective students should complete WSU application (all application materials submitted) at least one month prior to Department of Music audition date. 

2. Present a successful audition on a principal instrument or voice, or a successful interview (for some programs).

Audition dates for 2018 -2019

Winter 2019 Admission

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 (Deadline to register for an audition on this date is Wednesday, October 24, 2018)

Fall 2019 Admission

  • Friday, January 11, 2019 (No saxophones)
  • Friday, January 18, 2019 
  • Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Friday, February 8, 2019 *Last audition date for scholarship consideration*
  • Friday, May 10, 2019

Registration and Deadline
Click here to register for an audition/interview for graduate study.  The deadline to register for an audition is two weeks before the audition date you choose. You will receive your audition/interview time via e-mail one week before your audition date.

Program-Specific Requirements
Specific audition/interview requirements for the various programs are listed below:

*The Master of Music in Music Education program is not currently accepting applications

General Admissions Requirements and Program Information
For general admission requirements and program information, please contact Professor Joshua S. Duchan, the Department of Music Graduate Officer at You may also consult the Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin or the Department of Music's General Information about Graduate Programs.

Funding Your Graduate Degree
Support for graduate studies is available from both institutional and non-institutional sources. The Department of Music offers a limited number of talent-based scholarships to graduate students as well as the Gretchen Valade Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Jazz. Students may also be offered Activity Award Scholarships on a semester-by-semester basis. More information about Department of Music scholarships is available under the "Scholarships" tab and on the Graduate Programs page. Additional information about financial support for graduate study is also available from the Wayne State University Graduate School and the Office of Student Financial Aid.