Apply & Audition for the School of Music

In addition to the Common Application to Puget Sound, an entrance audition is required for:

  • Acceptance to the School of Music (major/minor programs)
  • Music scholarship consideration, regardless of major or minor

All Auditioners:

  • Please review the Entrance Audition Requirements page regarding audition repertoire.
  • To schedule an audition, or if you are sending a recorded audition, you must submit the Music Audition Application.  
  • To audition for a music major, submit the Music Audition Application and a letter of recommendation from a studio teacher or conductor. Your instructor may fill out the online evaluation form. The audition will qualify for your admission to the School of Music and for scholarship consideration.
  • To audition for a scholarship only, submit the Music Audition Application. A letter from a studio teacher or conductor is not required for scholarship-only applicants, but is encouraged.
  • To help us become familiar with your musical background, it is strongly recommended that all applicants submit a performance resume with their music audition application (required for keyboard majors).

Students are encouraged to audition in person for scholarship consideration, either on campus or at regional auditions in Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, or San Francisco.

Video auditions are accepted for applicants who live 200+ miles from any audition location. There are specific requirements, so be sure to view details on submitting a video-recorded audition. We do not accept CD or audio recordings.

Please note: We do not accept the arts supplement from the Common Application.


Please contact our Music Recruitment Coordinator with any questions about application procedures.


Early Action/Early Decision/Spring Transfer Auditions (application deadline: November 1)

Students applying Early Action, Early Decision, or as Spring Transfers and want to be considered for admittance or scholarship with the School of Music must complete their audition by November 15. Consideration for early applicants after the November 15 deadline will be subject to review and may result in a students’ application being moved to Regular Decision.

On-Campus: November 11, 2018

Video Audition Deadline: November 15, 2018

Regular Decision/Fall Transfer Auditions (application deadline: December 10)

Students applying Regular Decision or as Fall Transfers and want to be considered for admittance or scholarship with the School of Music must complete their audition application by December 10, 2018.

Los Angeles:
January 19, 2019
January 20, 2019
San Francisco: 
January 26 & 27, 2019
Denver: January 27, 2019

On Campus:

  • February 2, 2019
  • February 9, 2019

Video-Recording: Due February 1, 2019

Questions? Contact

For entrance audition requirements, including repertoire guidelines, please visit the Entrance Audition Requirements.