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Department Admission Requirements: Auditions and Process

How do I enroll in the Department of Music?

1. Apply to IUP.

Although you will receive an invitation to audition once any portion of your university application has been submitted, please be aware that Music Department admission is contingent upon successful admission to the university.

2. Schedule an audition, and return your information forms promptly.

You will receive an e-mail message inviting you to audition on one of six Fine Arts Days. You will also receive an audition information form and accompanying materials in the mail directly from the Music Department. Please return these paper forms at least two weeks in advance to ensure confirmation of your preferred audition date.

Fine Arts Days for Fall 2016 Entrance

For best consideration for music scholarships, audition on March 5 or earlier.

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016
  • Thursday, April 14, 2016

If you have any questions regarding scheduling an audition, please contact Vickie Morganti at 724-357-2391 or

3. Attend your scheduled Fine Arts Day audition.

Once you have scheduled an audition date online, you will receive a confirmation which includes an agenda, parking permit (for Thursdays only), and campus map.

Fine Arts Days typically begin around 8:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m.

What are the general audition requirements?

See audition general requirements for details. At minimum, all prospective music majors and minors must:

  • Demonstrate sufficient proficiency in an instrument, voice, or composition
  • Earn a score of 70 percent or higher on the Theory Placement Entrance Exam
  • Prepare and play a Piano Proficiency Entrance Exam.
  • Music Department
  • Cogswell Hall, Room 103
    422 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1071
  • Phone: 724-357-2390
  • Fax: 724-357-1324
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.