Graduate Auditions/Interviews

Graduate Admissions

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

2. Submit an Audition/Interview Request Form by the deadline for the semester you wish to begin.

3. Submit a recorded audition (if applicable for your program). Upon approval of your Audition Request Form you will be notified (usually within 48 hours) of your approval and provided instructions for submitting a recorded audition. All auditioning students will submit a recorded audition on a principal instrument or voice. For audition requirements for the various programs please visit our Online Audition Requirements page. 

4. Participate in an online interview. In addition to your recorded audition students will meet virtually with faculty for an interview to discuss your goals, review your submitted audition materials and possible live playing of audition material.

Students will be asked to attend a group meeting with the faculty to discuss the school, the curriculum, performance opportunities, and more.


Audition dates for 2021-2022

  • Friday November 5, 2021 (For Winter 2022 Admission)
  • Friday January 14, 2022 (For Fall 2022 Admission)
  • Friday February 4, 2022
  • Friday February 18, 2022 *Last Date for Scholarship Consideration
  • Friday May 6, 2022 

*Scholarship Auditions - to be considered for a talent award, prospective students must request an audition for February 18, 2022.

We are currently holding in person auditions as well as virtually through video submissions, online interviews (if applicable to the program) and supplemental document uploads (portfolio, essay, resume, ect.).

Winter 2022 Admission and Deadlines

Audition Request Form Due for Winter 2021 Consideration October 22, 2021
Live Audition Dates and Virtual Audition Submission Deadlines November 5, 2021
 

Fall 2022 Admission and Deadlines 

Prospective students must complete the Audition Request Form at least one week prior to their anticipated audition date. Once the request form is received and approved, follow-up instructions for creating an online audition profile and scheduling your live audition or uploading a recorded audition will be sent. Thus, the deadlines for registration are: 

Scholarship Audition Request Form Due January 25, 2021
Live Audition Dates and Virtual Audition Submission Deadlines

January 14, 2022

February 4, 2022 

February 18, 2022* Last Day for Scholarship Consideration

May 6, 2021 Audition Information:

Prospective students must complete the Audition Request Form at least one week prior to their anticipated audition date. Once the request form is received and approved, follow-up instructions for creating an online audition profile and scheduling your live audition or uploading a recorded audition will be sent. Thus, the deadlines for registration are: 

Audition Request Form Due  April 22, 2022
Audition Recording and Supplemental Materials Due May 6, 2022


Master of Music and Master of Arts Online Audition Requirements

  • Master of Arts in Music
  • Composition/Theory
  • Conducting
  • Performance (Instrumental and Vocal) 
  • Performance (Jazz)

*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 jduchan@wayne.edu. 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.