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Music Application/

Audition Request Form

For strings, winds, brass, percussion, piano/keyboard, voice

Please fill out and submit the online form below. Contact John Huling, the Music Admissions Director, with any questions.

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Music & Dance


(R) = Required field

(R) Today's date: (mm/dd/yy)
(R) First Name:
Middle Initial:
(R) Last Name:
(R) Email Address:
Home Postal Information

Please do NOT USE PUNCTUATION in any fields
(R) Home Address Line 1:

Home Address Line 2:
(R) Home City:
(R) Home State:
(R) Home Zip or Postal Code:
Home Country (if different than USA):
(R) Home Telephone:

Campus Postal Information (for current/transfer students only)
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Campus Address Line 1:

Campus Address Line 2:
Campus City:
Campus State:
Campus Zip:
Campus Country (if different than USA):
Campus Telephone:

Audition Information
(R) Please indicate which instrument(s) you would like to audition on.

* Please note: one audition per applicant unless special arrangements are made with the Music Admissions office.

Instrument 1:
Instrument 2:
Instrument 3:

Audition Date: (Select a date below)
Dates for 2014-15 (Entering Spring or Fall 2015):
Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 Classical Strings only: Early Action
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 Instrumental & Voice (No Strings): Early Action
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 Instrumental & Voice (No Strings)
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 All Instruments & Voice
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 Instrumental & Voice (No Strings, No Jazz)
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 Instrumental & Voice (No Strings)
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 Classical Strings only

* Auditions must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance
* Early Action applicants should audition before December 1, 2014
* Transfer students may select any appropriate date
* Special auditions may be arranged only under extenuating circumstances.
*A high quality pre-screening sound file (e.g. mp3) or CD/DVD is required for those requesting an audition in VOICE (including classical repertoire). Please send the link to the file to or send the CD/DVD to Music Admissions Director, 271 Fine Arts Center, UMass, Amherst MA 01003.

Degree Program
What Music Degree program(s) have you decided to audition* for? If you select more than one Degree Track (e.g. BM-Music Education and Minor-Jazz), please select in order of preference.

Track A:
Track B:
Track C:
* Music History and Theory/Composition students must send examples of their work before the audition.
* Please note that a successful audition guarantees you a position only in the program to which you have applied. For example, an applicant accepted to the Music Education program is not automatically eligible to enter into the Performance or Jazz programs.

Admission Status
Anticipated Semester of Entry:

Have you auditioned for the Department of Music and Dance before? Yes
If yes, when:
Have you applied for admission to the University of Massachusetts Amherst before?
Are you requesting Early Action for academic acceptance to the University? (If yes, you must audition by December 1) Yes
Have you applied for need-based Financial Aid? Yes
Are you eligible for the tuition waiver as the dependent of a Commonwealth of Massachusetts higher education employee? Yes

General Musical and Academic Information
Questions for Freshman and Transfer Applicants:
Years of private study on instrument or voice:
Name/Email address of instrumental or vocal teacher(s):
Solo literature studied:
Technical Studies:
Music Honors or Awards earned:
Other musical activities (choirs, local music organizations, etc.):
Special performing groups (All-District, All-State, etc.):
What are your expectations from a UMass degree in Music?

Questions for Freshman Applicants:
High school name:

High school city:
High school state:
High school zip code:
High school year of graduation:
High School grade point average:
Name(s) of high school music director(s):
Number of years in high school music organizations:

For Graduate and Transfer Applicants:
Name of current university, college or conservatory:
Year of graduation (grad. only):
College GPA:
Are you certified to teach in Public Schools (grad only)?
This Music Department form is in addition to, and is not a substitute for your University application!

John Huling, Director of Music Admissions
Department of Music & Dance
Fine Arts Center 271, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9330
tel: 413-545-6048

The University of Massachusetts Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, or veteran status, in any aspect of the admission or treatment of students or in employment.

Please email John Huling, the Music Admissions Director, with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you!

(It's fine to resubmit the form more than once if you have corrections)

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