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Undergraduate Admission & Auditions

Undergraduate Admissions to the School of Music

1. Apply to the University

Complete and submit the University application for undergraduate admission. After submitting the application, applicants will receive an email to register for an audition.

Apply to Belmont

2. Audition for the School of Music

All programs in the School of Music require an audition. The audition determines admissibility into the School of Music, which is separate from the University admission decision. Upon a completed application to the University, the student will receive an audition registration e-mail.

The Music Minor requires an audition. Students interested in the music minor can request information by e-mailing


Audition Requirements

For audition requirements per instrument and per program, visit the Undergraduate Audition Requirements page. 

Audition Requirements


Register for a School of Music Audition

In Person Audition Information

Watch the video below to learn how to register for a School of Music in person audition:

In Person Audition Registration Video

2021-2022 In Person Audition Dates:

October 30
November 13
January 22
February 5
February 19


Video Audition Information

Watch the video below to learn how to register for a School of Music video audition:

Video Audition Registration Video

Video auditions are pre-recorded and submitted via an online platform for auditions called Acceptd.  Specific instructions for the video audition will be sent to the applicant's email address (as provided on the application) once the student applies to Belmont and registers for the video audition (see video above on how to register for a video audition).

Videos may be recorded using a phone, tablet, or computer. All video auditions must include audio and video. Professional video and audio recording technology is not needed.

  • Production effects, video and audio editing, and external microphones may not be used for video auditions.
  • We recommend students wear performance attire for the audition video. 
  • Videos may be recorded in any location as long as background noise is minimized.

How to submit a portfolio: If your program requires a portfolio, along with an audition on an instrument, you will submit your portfolio via a link in the audition registration e-mail.


Video Submission Deadlines

Video auditions are accepted on a rolling basis for admission to the School of Music through May 15, 2022.

To be considered for School of Music scholarship, please submit a video audition before November 14, 2021 (for December notification) or before February 19, 2022 (for March notification).

Transfer student deadline for video submission is November 14, 2021 for Spring 2022 entry and July 1, 2022 for Fall 2022 entry.

First-year student deadline for Spring 2022 entry is November 14, 2021.


3. Receive the Admissions Decision

A University admissions decision letter will be mailed when your application is complete with the Office of Admissions. The School of Music admissions decision letter will be mailed 3-4 weeks after your audition, as long as you’ve received your University decision letter.


4. Receive Music Scholarship Information

Students are automatically considered for a School of Music talent-based scholarship when they audition.  Students who are awarded a scholarship will be sent an award letter only if they’ve received a School of Music scholarship. Fall auditionees who are awarded scholarship will be mailed a scholarship letter in December.  Spring auditionees who are awarded scholarship will be mailed a scholarship letter in March. Students submitting a video audition must submit their video audition by Feb 19, 2022 to be considered for a School of Music scholarship. Please visit our Music Scholarships page for more information.


5. Accept the Offer of Admission

Pay the Enrollment Deposit by the May 1 National Reply Date (December 1 for spring applicants) to confirm you’ve made the decision to attend Belmont.  Information about the Enrollment Deposit will be included in the University admissions acceptance letter.


6. Register for New Student Orientation

Create your MyBelmont account and register for Summer Orientation. More details will be emailed to you regarding Music Orientation. You can also visit our New Student Information page for more information.