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*For all prospective music majors and minors*

UMSL Music strives to create a nurturing learning environment while constantly assessing the needs of its students, the community, and the music profession. A degree from the University of Missouri - St Louis means being part of a family of talented students and faculty. The following steps outline university admissions and audition information. It is strongly recommended that all audition appointments be scheduled prior to March 1 of the spring semester prior to your enrollment.

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Step 1: Apply to the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Step 2: Schedule an audition
All music majors and minors must complete an audition.
Schedule an in-person audition by emailing the instructor listed below for your area of interest. You may also email to be directed to the correct professor.

Step 3: Prepare audition, see instructions for each area below.
Some areas may accept or prefer an audition video.  Please contact the faculty member listed for each area for more information.

Step 4: Receive acceptance letter.
Upon acceptance, you will receive a letter with the details of your acceptance.


During the summer prior to your first semester, you will be contacted about scheduling a placement examination for music theory classes.

Ensemble chair placement auditions take place during the first week of the semester.



Audition repertoire requirements:


*For non-music majors*

You do not have to be a music major or minor to participate in our ensembles -- ensemble membership is open to all students, regardless of major. It is even possible for non-music majors to earn some scholarship money through this avenue.

Orchestra Audition Information

Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Pep Band Audition Information

Vocal Ensemble Audition Information

Jazz Ensemble Audition Information