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Admissions

Undergraduate
Follow these steps to apply to VCU’s Department of Music.  All music applicants must audition. The audition includes performing a prepared piece, sight-reading, a theory placement test and an interview with a department representative.

Admissions decisions are based on all components of the application and 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 visit campus and shadow a current student.

Graduate
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 part of VCU’s nationally recognized School of the Arts, rated the number one public School of the Arts by U.S. News and World Report.