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How to Apply

To become a music major at UMBC, you must apply to the University AND audition for the music faculty.

Apply to UMBC

Admission to UMBC does not guarantee acceptance as a music major, as acceptance into the music major is contingent upon a performance audition. Similarly, a successful audition does not insure acceptance to the University.

UMBC Undergraduate Admissions 

Audition for Music Faculty

Video Pre-Screen

Auditions for the Department of Music are by invitation based upon the submission of pre-screen materials uploaded onto Acceptd, the web-based music application service. The application fee on Accept’d is $30. Follow directions to upload your pre-screen materials here:

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On-Campus Auditions

Auditions on campus last 10-15 minutes and are conducted privately with a panel of music faculty. You may re-perform your pre-screen audition pieces at your on-campus audition or replace one or both with other works at your discretion. On-campus audition results will be mailed within 14 days of your visit.

Applicants interested in early acceptance to UMBC should audition in November. Applicants interested in auditioning for the Linehan Artist Scholars program, or other talent-based scholarships, are required to audition in November or February.

November 12, 2016 (Scholarship Audition)

  • November 1, 2016 – Acceptd pre-screen upload deadline
  • November 3, 2016 – Deadline to accept the invitation of the faculty

February 3 or 4, 2017 (Scholarship Auditions)

  • January 6, 2017 – Acceptd pre-screen upload deadline
  • January 20, 2017 – Deadline to accept the invitation of the faculty

April 8, 2017 (Regular Auditions)

  • March 3, 2017 – Acceptd pre-screen upload deadline
  • March 24, 2017 – Deadline to accept the invitation of the faculty

Campus Visits:

To schedule a tour of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, please fill out the form at this link. Tours in Fall 2016 will be conducted every Friday at 10:00am from October 7 – December 2.

For more information on visiting UMBC, please the university’s admissions page.

Departmental of Music Visits

To schedule a visit with the Department of Music, please fill out the form at this link.  If you have further questions, please contact Connie Bailey by email at baileyc@umbc.edu or by phone at 410-455-2942.