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 ensure acceptance to the University.
Audition for Music Faculty
To schedule an audition, please upload your application using our Acceptd software. Composition and technology majors will also use the application to upload samples of their work for faculty review. The application fee on Acceptd is $35. Follow the link below to complete your departmental application.
Auditions on campus last 10-15 minutes and are conducted privately with a panel of music faculty. 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 January.