Undergraduate Classical Degrees
First: Check out our audition requirements.
Second: Apply to William Paterson University HERE.
Third: Receive email with instructions for Music Department Application.
Upon submission of the University Application, you will receive an email with your Student ID (a 9-digit code that begins with 855) and instructions for submitting Music Department application materials online.
Fourth: Log into Decision Desk to complete the Music Application.
Here you will complete your music department application and upload your recorded audition and other materials:
- An essay, approximately 300 words, describing your personal, artistic, and career goals (Word or PDF only).
- A list of major solo material and repertoire studied during the past three years (Word or PDF only).
- Names and email addresses of two references who can speak to your character and abilities. One reference must be a music educator or studio teacher. They will then be contacted by the Music Department.
Fifth: Come to campus for a live audition and placement tests.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Please go to the website for the Office of International Students and Scholars for additional requirements. Please send all completed documentation to the Office of International Students and Scholars.
Dates To Remember:
For all classical degree programs the deadlines for submission of Music Department applications are:
April 1 for fall matriculation
October 25 for spring matriculation
For Jazz Studies and the B.A. with Popular Music Emphasis the deadlines for submission of Music Department applications is February 1. There is no spring matriculation for these programs.
Upcoming audition dates:
Fri. Mar. 14, 2014
Fri. Apr. 4, 2014
Priority deadline for academic and music talent scholarship consideration is Feb. 1, 2014.
For all Jazz and Bachelor of Arts in Music with Popular Music Emphasis degrees, the deadline for submission of music department applications is February 1st, 2014.
For all Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies, the deadline for submission of music department applications is May 1st, 2014.
Please click here to see the audition requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Music.
Parking is available in Visitor Lot 2.
Voice majors: Rehearsals with an accompanist will start at 9 AM.
Live auditions run from 10 AM to 2 PM.