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 emailed to 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, 2015 for admittance into Fall semester
October 27, 2015 for admittance into Spring semester

All application materials must be submitted by February 1, 2015 for priority academic and Cotsakos awards. For Cotsakos Awards, the last possible live audition date is February 27, 2015.

Upcoming Live audition dates (Classical candidates only):

January 30, 2015
February 13, 2015
February 27, 2015
March 13, 2015
April 10, 2015