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BM CLASSICAL Degrees (MEI, Music Ed, SEA, Performance)

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Check out our Classical Audition Requirements!


Apply to William Paterson University!

Once you apply you will receive an email from William Paterson Undergraduate Admissions with a student ID# and instructions for completing the Music Department application.


Complete a Music Department application on My Application Status Page

  • Select the mode of performance for your classical audition (live or recorded).
  • For live audition, select an audition date. For recorded audition, upload a recording.
  • Upload 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 in the past three years (Word or PDF only).
  • Provide two names and email addresses for references, one of which must be a music educator or studio teacher.
  • Complete our online theory test.

Applications must be received by January 1 for full consideration for institutional scholarships.

You must audition by February 28 to be considered for the Tami Cotsakos ‘71 award.

April 1 is the deadline for submitting applications for Fall matriculation (including all supplementary materials).

November 1 is the deadline for submitting applications for Spring matriculation (including all supplementary materials).

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.



Upcoming Live audition dates (Classical candidates only):
Nov 17
Jan 26
Feb 9
March 8
April 12

Music Major for a Day:
Oct 26
Nov 16
Feb 15
April 11