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Music Admissions

Accepting Applications for Fall 2018!

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 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 2018 Enrollment

    Monday, April 16, 2018: 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
    Participate in All-Access Gordon during the day, and perform your audition in the evening.

    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




  • 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.

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

    Students who plan to submit a recorded audition:
    - should follow the procedure outlined in the document below
    - submit their recording through the GETACCEPTD platform.




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.