Currently accepting applications for 2013!
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 complete and submit your Gordon
College admission application.
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 two 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.
Audition Dates 2012–2013 (for Fall 2013 Enrollment):
Deadline for submitting recorded auditions has been extended to April 1, 2013. All students unable to attend a live audition, regardless of geographic location, are invited to submit a recorded audition.
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:
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 Department of Music. At the time of the audition, the audition committee will also conduct informal interviews with all prospective music students.
For all applicants live auditions are strongly recommended. However, in cases when distance prohibits a visit to the campus (students who live more than 300 miles from campus), recorded performances are acceptable.
Students who plan to submit a recorded audition should follow the procedure outlined in the document below and submit their recording through Acceptd.com:
Each auditioning student is required to take a music theory diagnostic survey regardless of his or her aptitude in music theory. This survey will not be used as a placement exam for the theory curriculum; the music faculty will use the survey to get a better understanding of the student’s music theory aptitude. If a student is accepted into the music program, he or she will have the opportunity to complete a separate evaluation to determine his or her placement within the theory curriculum.
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.