New Students

New students must meet the general requirements for admission to the University. Additionally, many degrees require an audition and/or interview in the applicant's major performance field to determine they have met minimum requirements for admission to the Conservatory.  

Music Education

Music Education applicants are reviewed by both the Music Education Faculty, and appropriate applied faculty. Applicants must demonstrate facility in their applied performance area and a strong academic record in addition to well-defined attitudes and goals toward music in elementary and secondary education (see fitness-to-teach).

  • Music Education applicants must meet at least one of the following requirements:
  1. Have an ACT score of at least a 21
  2. Be at the 50 percentile or higher in class rank
  3. Have a high school grade-point average of 2.5 or better
  • Music Education applicants will interview with the Music Education Faculty in a group setting to be scheduled on their chosen audition day.

Transfer Students

All undergraduate transfer music students must:

  1. Be admitted to the University and the Conservatory.
  2. Present complete official transcripts.
  3. Audition for applied placement.
  4. Take a theory examination for validation of theory level (Music majors only).

All undergraduate transfer dance students must:

  1. Be admitted to the University and the Conservatory.
  2. Present complete official transcripts.
  3. Audition for placement in ballet and modern.

Transfer students who are admitted into the Conservatory are expected to fulfill all requirements of their declared degree.  The University and Conservatory will recognize as many transferable credits as possible, but the curriculum and curricular standards must be fulfilled. This may result  in additional semesters of study.