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Accepting Applications for Fall 2017!

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 to Gordon College.
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  • Schedule an audition and apply for admission to the Department of Music.

    Complete the online application and schedule a live audition by clicking APPLY ONLINE below. You will receive a confirmation email from the Department of Music within three business days of your submission.  


    Accepting Applications and Auditions for Fall 2017 Enrollment:


    Saturday, November 12: 9 A.M.–1 P.M.
    Participate in All-Access Gordon on November 11, stay the night, and perform your audition the following morning.

    Friday, December 2: 12 P.M.–2 P.M.
    Participate in LEAD at Gordon, perform your audition, and enjoy the Christmas Gala Concert performance that evening.

    Monday, January 30: 9 A.M.–10:20 A.M. and 11:15 A.M.–1 P.M.
    Perform your audition, stay overnight, attend Chapel and observe music classes.

    Sunday, February 19: 5 P.M.–9 P.M.
    Perform your audition, stay the night, and participate in All-Access Gordon on February 20.

    Friday, February 24: 9:30 A.M.–10:20 A.M. and 11:15 A.M.–1 P.M.
    Perform your audition, attend Convocation and observe music classes.

    Saturday, March 25: 9 A.M.–1 P.M.
    Participate in All-Access Gordon on March 24, stay the night, and perform your audition the following morning.

    For recorded auditions, please see step 4.

  • Send us your music reference(s).

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

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




  • 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:

Live auditions are strongly recommended for all applicants. 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 to take entry-level music courses open to all students. Students may re-audition for admission into the Department after one semester.