Admission Requirements: Auditions and Process

  • How do I enroll in the Department of Music?

    1. Apply to IUP first

    Department of Music admission is contingent upon successful admission to the university. Once you are admitted to IUP, you will receive an e-mail message from the Admissions Office titled "Register for IUP Fine Arts Day." Please check your junk mail folders, as our messages are sometimes labeled as spam by some service providers.

    Fall 2017

    Check back soon for 2016–17 audition dates.

    For best consideration for music scholarships, audition on March 3 or earlier.

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

    You will receive an e-mail message inviting you to audition on one of five Fine Arts Days. You will also need to fill out and return the Audition Information Form and Voice Repertoire Form (where applicable) at least two weeks in advance to ensure confirmation of your preferred audition date.

    Please open these documents using Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to fill out and save as PDFs. Download the free Acrobat Reader.

    Please save these fillable PDF forms with your name and requested audition date (e.g., John Doe_Nov 12) and e-mail them to You will receive a confirmation of their receipt within five to seven business days. If you have any questions regarding scheduling an audition, please contact Vickie Morganti at 724-357-2391 or e-mail

    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 8:00 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
      • The Theory Placement Entrance Exam measures the applicant's readiness to begin Theory I. Failure to earn a 70 percent does not exclude applicants from entry to the Department of Music.
    • Prepare and play a Piano Proficiency Entrance Exam
      • The Piano Proficiency Entrance Exam is used to determine whether the applicant's piano skills are more suited for Applied Piano or Class Piano.