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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 Arts Days, held throughout each academic year. Fine Arts Days typically begin around 8:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m. The 2014–2015 dates are as follows.

Fine Arts Days for Fall 2015 Entrance

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

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 (for current IUP students and early admission for Fall 2015)
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014
  • Saturday, January 31, 2015
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Thursday, March 5, 2015
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015
  • 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.