Undergraduate auditions

Steps to becoming a Music major at Wayne State

1. Apply to Wayne State University - Apply and be accepted to the University through Undergraduate AdmissionsProspective students should complete WSU application (all application materials submitted) at least one month prior to Department of Music audition date. 
 
2. Submit a Department of Music Application by the deadline for the semester you wish to begin. You will receive further instructions on how to complete your audition once the application is approved.
 
3. Complete a Live Audition or Submit Audition Recording. Upon approval of your Department of Music Application, auditioning students will receive instructions for an in-person audition or how to submit a recorded audition on a principal instrument or voice. For audition requirements for the various programs please visit our Audition Requirements page. 
  • Live Auditions: When participating in a live audition, you will complete your Audition, Theory Placement Test, and participate in interviews (if required by your program) on your audition day. We highly encourage this option.
  • Recorded Auditions: Students who choose to submit a recorded audition must complete a Zoom Sightreading test, Zoom Theory Placement Test, and Zoom interviews (if required by your program). The department will contact you to schedule these sessions after your application is approved. Students will not be considered for admission until these steps are completed.

Audition Dates and Deadlines for 2022-2023

  • Friday, November 4, 2022 (For Winter 2023 or Fall 2023 Admission)
  • Friday, Janurary 13, 2023 (For Fall 2023 Admission + scholarship consideration)
  • Friday February 3, 2023 (For Fall 2023 Admission + scholarship consideration)
  • Friday, February 17, 2023 (For Fall 2023 Admission + scholarship consideration) *Last day for scholarship consideration
  • Friday, May 5, 2023 (Final deadline for Fall 2023 Admission)

*Scholarship Auditions - to be considered for a talent award, prospective students must audition on or before February 17, 2023. If choosing to submit a video audition, all materials and the two-three zoom sessions must be complete by February 17, 2023.

Winter 2023 Admission and Deadlines

Department of Music Application Due for Winter 2023 Consideration October 24, 2022
Live Auditions and/or Audition Recording and Supplemental Materials Due November 4, 2022
 

Fall 2023 Admission and Deadlines 

*February 17, 2023 Scholarship Auditions: This audition date deadline is the last date for priority scholarship consideration.

Prospective students must complete the Department of Music Application  at least two weeks prior to their anticipated audition date. Once the application is received and approved, follow-up instructions and audition times and instructions will be assigned. Thus, the deadlines for registration are: 

Department of Music Application Due Two Weeks prior to audition date
Scholarship Live Audition Dates and/or Audition Recording and Supplemental Materials Due

January 13, 2023

February 3, 2023

Febraury 17, 2023*

May 5, 2023 Audition Information:

Prospective students must complete the Deparment of Music Application at least two weeks prior to their anticipated audition date. Once the received is received and approved, follow-up instructions and audition times and instructions will be assigned. Thus, the deadlines for registration are: 

Department of Music Application Due  April 21, 2023
Live Auditions and/or Audition Recording and Supplemental Materials Due May 5, 2023

Undergraduate Audition Requirements

 If you have any questions, please email music@wayne.edu.