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


  • 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 8)

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 deadline will be subject to review and may result in a students’ application being moved to Regular Decision.

Please click on the date to register for an audition.

On-Campus: November 10, 2019
Video Audition Deadline: November 15, 2019

Regular Decision/Fall Transfer Auditions (application deadline: December 2)

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 2.

Please click on the date to register for an audition.

Honolulu: January 4, 2020
Los Angeles: January 12, 2020
Minneapolis: January 25, 2020
San Francisco: January 25 & January 26, 2020
Denver: January 26, 2020
Recorded Audition Deadline: February 1, 2020
On Campus:  February 1, 2020
On Campus: February 8, 2020

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