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Admission/Audition Information

How to Apply

Undergraduate Admission/Audition Information

Graduate Admission/Audition Information


1 - Apply to the University

Complete and submit the University application for undergraduate admission by following the instructions here. After submitting the Belmont University application for undergraduate admission, applicants will receive an email about registering for an audition. Undergraduate applicants to the School of Music who wish to major or minor in music are required to complete an audition.

2 - Audition for the School of Music

After submitting the undergraduate application, applicants will receive an email about registering for an audition. Once the student registers online for the audition of his/her choice, a confirmation email will be sent to the applicant's email address (as provided on the application). Students wishing to pursue a minor in music (classical study in voice or instrument) should contact the School of Music (SOM) at SOMauditions@belmont.edu to schedule an audition. This audition may be completed prior to enrolling or during the first year at Belmont.

If you need to reschedule your audition, send an email to SOMauditions@belmont.edu.

  • Live Auditions: Refer to the dates below for our live audition opportunities. Live auditions are only available on the dates listed below and are held on Belmont’s campus. The live audition includes the audition for your performing area and major as well as the Basic Musicianship Test.  
  • Recorded Auditions: Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person so they may visit campus. Video auditions are submitted through Acceptd. Specific instructions for the video audition and Basic Musicianship Test will be sent to the applicant's email address (as provided on the application) once the student registers for the video audition. The instructions provided for video auditions are designed so the video audition mirrors a live audition as much as possible. Microphones and any production effects may not be used for video auditions. All video auditions must include audio and video. Video auditions should be submitted by May 15 for all first-year applicants and by July 1 for all transfer applicants.

Auditions for Entrance to Fall 2019

Fall 2019 applicants may audition on any of the scheduled audition days or submit a video audition.

For Admission and Music Scholarship Consideration

  • Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019

3 - Receive the Admissions Decision

  • A University admissions decision will be made when your application is complete with the Office of Admissions.
  • The School of Music admissions decision will be made after the University admissions decision has been made and after both your audition and Basic Musicianship Test have been completed in the School of Music. 
  • Musical Theatre admission decisions will not be made until March 1.
  • If you have received your University admissions decision prior to your audition, you will receive your audition results within 3-4 weeks after the audition. 
  • If you have not received the University admissions decision at the time of your audition, you will receive notification of your audition results 3-4 weeks after receiving the University admissions decision.

4 - Accept the Offer of Admission

  • When you have made the decision to attend Belmont, pay the Enrollment Deposit by the May 1 National Reply Date (December 1 for Spring applicants).  Information about the Enrollment Deposit will be included in the University admissions acceptance letter.
  • Create your MyBelmont account and register to attend Summer Orientation.
  • Review important information for new music majors.

5 - Summer Orientation

  • Recieve and take online theory placement test. Review for the Theory Fundamentals Placement Exam.
  • Come to campus for the orientation session for which you registered.
  • Be prepared to take the piano placement and aural skills placement tests. These placement tests are usually scheduled at the beginning of your on-campus orientation. 
  • Meet with School of Music faculty, staff, and peer advisors to learn about class registration (and register for your classes) during orientation.