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Department Admission Requirements: Auditions and Process

Professor Jason Worzbyt talks about the Music Department's nationally and internationally known faculty, outstanding facilities, and the collaboration and camaraderie among students.

How do I enroll in the Department of Music?

1. Apply to IUP. 

You must be accepted to the university before the Music Department will grant an audition. 

2. Return your audition information form promptly.

If accepted to IUP, you'll receive an invitation from the Music Department to audition during one of our IUP Fine Arts Days along with an audition information form. Return this form promptly.

The Music Department assigns an audition date to each student, specified in a form included in the invitation. You may also choose an alternate date. Note: Please be sure to return this form at least two weeks in advance of your audition date to guarantee your date.

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.

After we receive your audition information form, we'll mail you details on your Fine Arts Day audition: itinerary, parking information, map, etc. Plan to attend all the events listed in your itinerary.

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
  • Receive a score of 80 percent or higher on the Theory Placement Entrance Exam
  • Prepare and play a Piano Proficiency Entrance Exam.

When can I audition?

Auditions take place on IUP Fine Art Days events, held throughout each academic year. Fine Arts Days typically begins around 8:30 a.m. and concludes at approximately 3:00 p.m. The 2013–2014 dates are as follows.

Fine Arts Days for Fall 2014 Entrance

For best consideration for music scholarships, audition on March 1 or earlier.

  • Thursday, October 31, 2013 (for current IUP students only—Spring 2014 entrance)
  • Thursday, December 5, 2013 (for early admission and entrance for Spring 2014)
  • Saturday, February 1, 2014
  • Thursday, February 20, 2014 
  • Saturday, February 22, 2014 (in Philadelphia, location TBA)
  • Saturday, March 1, 2014
  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014

How do I register to audition?

Please use DecisionDesk to register for your audition online and post video uploads. 

Students who live a great distance from IUP can even audition through DecisionDesk.

If you can't use DecisionDesk, you may register for your audition with the Music Department by contacting Toni Apryasz at 724-357-2965 or

  • 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.