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 2019-2020

Winter 2020 Admission (TBD)

Fall 2020 Admission (TBD)


Online Audition Information for Fall 2020 Auditions

Due to COVID-19 response policies we are holding our Spring/Summer auditions virtually through video submissions, online interviews (if applicable to the program) and supplemental document uploads (portfolio, essay, resume, ect.).

Monday, August 17, 2020 
We are accepting video audition submissions now through August 17, 2020 for Fall 2020 admission. Please fill out the Audition Request Form and you will be forwarded video auditions submission guidelines. If you have any questions, please email

If auditioning during this time please refer to the Online Audition Requirements page in order to prepare for your audition submission. 

In-Person Audition Registration (currently postponed due to COVID-19)

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.