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Music Admissions

Currently accepting applications for 2015!

Please follow the steps below to complete your application to the Department of Music.

 

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  • Apply for admission to Gordon College.

    Before applying to the Department of Music, you must first apply and be accepted to Gordon College.  Gordon College admission application.

  • After being accepted to Gordon College, schedule an audition and apply for admission to the Department of Music.

    Complete the online application and register for your preferred audition date using the link below. The application must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the requested audition date. You will receive a confirmation email from the Department of Music within three business days of your submission. 

    Auditions Dates for 2014-15 (for Fall 2015 Enrollment):
    Please note that these audition dates are recently updated.
    Schedule subject to change.
     

    November 9, 2014
    Sunday
    Students check in 4pm, meet host, have dinner
    Auditions 6:00-9:00pm
    Other events to attend:
    Catacombs 9pm
    Stay overnight with Gordon host
    Monday,  November 10
    Students attend Gordon Experience day — this will include blocks of time for 1 on 1 sessions with music faculty and musicianship class etc. 

    January 26, 2015
    Monday
    Auditions 9:00-10:20am
    Chapel 10:30-11:15
    Auditions 11:15-12:30pm
    Other events to attend:
    lunch with hosts and music faculty
    one on one meetings with various music faculty 1:30-3:20pm
    Musicianship 3:20-4:20pm
    Throughout the day, Admissions will schedule  20 min sessions with admission officers and campus tours.

    February 15, 2015
    Sunday
    Students check in 4pm, meet host, have dinner
    Auditions 6:00-9:00pm
    Other events to attend:
    Catacombs 9pm
    Stay overnight with Gordon host
    Monday, February 16
    Attend Accepted Students day — this will include blocks of time for 1 on 1 sessions with music faculty and musicianship class etc.

    March 2, 2015
    Monday
    Auditions 9:00-10:20am
    Chapel 10:30-11:15
    Auditions 11:15-12:30
    lunch with hosts and music faculty
    1 on 1 meetings music faculty 1:30-3:20
    Musicianship 3:20-4:20
    Throughout the day, Admissions will schedule 20 min sessions with admission officers and campus tours.

    All live audition dates for Fall 2014 enrollment have passed.
    Recorded auditions are still being accepted for all applicants, regardless of geographical location.

    For recorded auditions, please see step 4.

  • Send us your music reference(s).

    Download the Music Reference Form using the link below and provide it to a current or recent music teacher (this may be a private studio teacher, classroom instructor, or ensemble director).  After your reference completes the form, please have him or her return it to the Department of Music via e-mail, fax, or standard mail:

    Mailing Address:
    Attn: Music Admissions
    Department of Music
    Gordon College
    255 Grapevine Road
    Wenham, MA 01984-9971

    Email:

    Fax:
    978.867.4655

  • Audition

    For the audition, students are asked to prepare two or three classical selections which best demonstrate current performance level on their major instrument. These selections should be contrasting in style and/or period. For recommendations on appropriate audition repertoire, please consult this list or contact the . At the time of the audition, the audition committee will also conduct informal interviews with all prospective music students.

Recorded Auditions:

For all applicants live auditions are strongly recommended. However, in cases where distance prohibits a visit to the campus (students who live more than 200 miles from campus), recorded auditions are acceptable. Recorded auditions are also accepted from students who are unable to attend any of the live audition dates.

Students who plan to submit a recorded audition should follow the procedure outlined in the document below and submit their recording through getacceptd.com:



Note to all students

All applicants accepted into the Music Education degree program will be accepted on a provisional basis. These students must apply for full acceptance to the Music Education program following the completion of MU117 Introduction to Music Education (first-year course). Full acceptance into the Music Education program is contingent upon successful completion of all application requirements and the approval of the Music Education faculty.

Students who are not accepted into any of the Department of Music's degree programs may choose to study applied music for no credit or take entry-level music courses open to all students. Students may re-audition for admission into the Department after one semester.