Undergraduate students interested in applying to the Department of Music at VCU must complete and submit an application for undergraduate study and schedule an audition to the department. The audition consists of several components, including performing a prepared piece, a theory placement test and interview with a department representative.

Prospective students receive consideration based on their academic transcript, their SAT I or ACT scores, their essay, letters of recommendation and their audition. Participation in school music programs, extracurricular activities and employment experience may strengthen an application. Students are strongly encouraged to study with a private teacher prior to auditioning.

All prospective students are encouraged to arrange a visit to shadow a current student and tour VCU’s Monroe Park Campus.


The Summer Master of Music in Music Education at VCU is designed to provide the opportunity for advanced, graduate study for the practicing professional music educator. Click here for more information on our graduate program.

School of the Arts

The Department of Music is housed within the nationally recognized School of the Arts, rated the number one public School of the Arts by U.S. News and World Report. Here is our “Major in Amazing” video introducing you to VCUarts: