Prospective Students


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, two 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.


See admission procedures and requirements information in the Graduate Bulletin.



For more information on the application and audition process, visit our frequently asked questions or submit our request information form.