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BA in Music

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 and find your program to complete the Music Department Application. Here you will upload your recorded audition and the following materials:

  • An essay, approximately 300 words, describing your personal, artistic, and career goals (Word or PDF only).
  • Please provide two names and emails of references. One reference must be a music educator or studio teacher.
  • You will then complete an online theory test.

You will receive an email with information regarding the date for placement exams, which will be sent to you upon receipt of your music department application.


Come to campus for placement tests.

International Students:

Please go to the website for International Admissions for additional requirements. Please send all completed documentation to the Office of International Students and Scholars.