BM Degrees (Classical)

Steps to Apply Now!


You should have already applied to William Paterson University. If you haven’t please do so HERE.


You should have received an email with instructions for applying to the Department of Music at William Paterson University.


Check out our audition requirements.


Log into Slideroom to complete the Music Department Application. Here you will upload the following 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).
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from references must be submitted online. One reference must be a music educator or studio teacher.
  • You will then complete an online theory test.

You will receive a confirmation email with information upon receipt of your music department application. You will receive specific information about your audition about a week prior to your selected audition date.


Come to campus for a live audition, interview, and placement tests (if applicable).

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.

Important Dates:

For all classical degree programs the deadlines for submission of Music Department applications are:
April 1, 2016 for admittance into Fall semester
November 1, 2016 for admittance into Spring semester

For priority academic, Cotsakos awards, and music talent scholarship consideration, all application materials must be submitted by February 1, 2016 .

For Cotsakos Awards, the last possible live audition date is February 26, 2016.

Upcoming Live audition dates (Classical candidates only):

November 6th, 2015
January 29th, 2016
February 12th, 2016
February 26th, 2016
March 11th, 2016
April 15th, 2016