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Music Admissions

Accepting Applications for Fall 2019!

Please follow the steps below to complete your application to the Department of Music and to schedule a music audition.

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  • Apply for admission to Gordon College.

    Before applying to the Department of Music, and scheduling a music audition, you must first apply to Gordon College.

    Gordon College admissions application ➔

  • Schedule a music audition and apply for admission to the Department of Music.

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

    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 repertoire list or contact the

    At the time of the audition, the audition committee will also conduct informal interviews with all prospective music students, and all students will be given an aptitude test (listening to short melodies and discerning differences in melody/tempi - multiple choice format).


    AUDITION DATES for Fall 2019 Enrollment

    Sunday, November 11, 2018
    : 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
    You can stay overnight and be part of Gordon Bound on Monday, November 12, 2018.

    Friday, November 30, 2018: 12 p.m.–4 p.m.
    You can combine your Music audition with your participation in Honors Day and enjoy our outstanding Christmas Gala that evening.

    Sunday, January 27, 2019: 2 p.m.–6 p.m.
    Stay for the Faculty Series Concert that night at 8 p.m. with Katherine Whyte, soprano, Sarita Kwok, violin, and Christina Chao, piano.

    Sunday, February 17, 2019: 5:30–9:30 p.m.
    You can stay overnight and be part of Explore Gordon on Monday, February 18, 2019.

    Friday, February 22, 2019: 2 p.m.–6 p.m.

    Friday, March 22, 2019: 4 p.m.–8 p.m.
    You can combine your Music audition with your participation in Gordon Bound.

    Friday, April 12, 2019: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    You can combine your Music audition with your participation in Gordon Bound.

    For recorded auditions, please see step 3.
  • Recorded Auditions

    First apply for admission to the Department of Music and your audition under Step 2, then submit your recorded audition.

    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.

    DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes and other forms of media will not be reviewed.  Video recordings must be digitally submitted using the GETACCEPTD platform.

    For further instructions, follow the procedure outlined in the document below "RECORDED AUDITION PROCEDURES."

    If you have any questions, please contact the





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 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 to the Department after one semester


Music Reference Form - For Music Reference Provider ONLY!

Welcome to our online MUSIC REFERENCE portal.

Your student has submitted an application to the Gordon Department of Music. A Music Admission Decision for your student cannot be made until your reference has been received. Therefore we kindly ask you to complete the online Music Reference by clicking ONLINE MUSIC REFERENCE below.

(for Music Reference Providers ONLY)

If you have any questions, please contact the .