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Department of Music

The University of Mississippi

Prospective Students

An entrance audition is required for admission to any degree program (including the minor) in the Department of Music. Students must demonstrate that they are prepared to major or minor in music and have a principal performing medium (voice, piano, or a band or orchestral instrument that we teach), on which they demonstrate an appropriate level of performance to enter at the college freshman level. This usually requires several years of formal training in a school band, choir, or orchestra program, along with private lessons. The entrance audition is a means to evaluate the student not only for technical skills but also for musicianship and musical literacy (including the ability to read music). At the time of the audition, transfer student applicants must provide a listing of repertoire studied in-studio lessons at their previous institutions as an additional means to determine studio placement.

Please fill out the following form to receive information on scheduling an audition.


Information and Audition Request Form

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