Undergraduate Jazz/Classical Performance Degree

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 which includes your Student ID#.


Check out our audition requirements.


Log into Slideroom to complete the Music Department Application. Here you will upload the following materials:

  • A recorded audio or video audition
  • 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 describe your character and abilities. One reference must be a music educator or studio teacher. They will then be contacted by the Department of Music.
  • You will have to complete an online theory test.
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

For Jazz Studies and the B.A. with Popular Music Emphasis the deadlines for submission of Music Department applications is February 1, 2015. There is no spring matriculation for these programs. There are no live auditions for these degree programs; only audio and video recordings are accepted.

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

Audition Information