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BM Degrees (Jazz)

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 from William Paterson Undergraduate Admissions with instructions for applying to the Department of Music at William Paterson University which includes your Student ID#.


Log into Slideroom and select your program to complete the Music Department Application. Here you will do the following:

  • Upload your jazz recorded audio audition. Jazz Audition Requirements are HERE.
  • Upload an essay, approximately 300 words, describing your personal, artistic, and career goals (Word or PDF only).
  • Please provide two names and emails from references. One reference must be a music educator or studio teacher.

Please note that for Jazz music degrees, the deadline for submission of Music Department applications for Fall matriculation (including all supplementary materials) is February 1st. There are no live auditions for these degree programs; only audio recordings are accepted. Spring matriculation is only available for the following instruments: bass, piano and brass instruments. The deadline for submission of Music Department applications (including all supplementary materials) for Spring matriculation is November 1st.

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.