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.
Audition for Music Faculty
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:
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.
Friday November 9, 2019 (Scholarship Audition)
- October 17, 2019 – Acceptd pre-screen upload deadline
Friday January 31 and February 1, 2020 (Scholarship Auditions)
- January 8, 2020 – Acceptd pre-screen upload deadline
Friday April 4, 2020 (Regular Auditions)
- March 11, 2020 – Acceptd pre-screen upload deadline
To schedule a tour of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, please fill out the form at this link.
For more information on visiting UMBC, please the university’s admissions page.
Department of Music Visits
To schedule a visit with the Department of Music, please fill out the form at this link. Departmental visits should be scheduled at least 7 days in advance. If you have further questions, please contact Farzana Islam by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 410-455-2942.