UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION

Music (BA) or Arts Achievement Award

Students applying for the Music (BA), a secondary major in music or the Arts Achievement Award (as a music minor/non-major)*, must follow these application procedures:

  1. Check deadlines and carefully review the Audition Information.
  2. Apply to the University:
    – Indicate the option of submitting an Arts Supplement when prompted on the Common Application.
    – List the Music (BA) degree program as major choice #1 or #2 when prompted on the Common Application.
  3. Submit the CWRU Arts Supplement:
    The Arts Supplement is a digital portfolio that consists of a questionnaire and video audition. Shortly after a student has submitted the Common Application, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will electronically deliver login credentials that the student will use to access their applicant portal. This is also the place where students can track the status of their application.  

*Students can declare a minor in music or participate in ensembles/lessons as non-majors without passing an audition. However, all students applying for the Arts Achievement Award must submit an Arts Supplement. All Art Supplement submissions received by February 1 will be considered for music scholarship. 

First-year applicants with additional questions about the undergraduate admission and audition process should contact Mrs. Jennifer Wright, Coordinator of Department Operations and Undergraduate Recruitment.

Incoming or current CWRU students interested in auditioning to add the music major (before their 2nd semester) should contact Mr. Eric Charnofsky, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies in Music (BA) and Undergraduate Enrollment. 


Music Education (BS)

Get an early start! We encourage students in their junior year of high school to schedule a Music Education program visit during our open house programs.

Students applying to the Music Education (BS) program should follow these application procedures:

Part 1: Common Application + Arts Supplement

  1. Check deadlines and carefully review the Audition Information. Students applying to the Music Education (BS) program should submit their Common Application and corresponding Arts Supplement materials well in advance and meet the posted deadlines.
  2. Apply to the University:
    – Indicate the option of submitting an Arts Supplement when prompted on the Common Application.
    – List the Music Education (BS) degree program as major choice #1 when prompted on the Common Application.
  3. Submit the CWRU Arts Supplement:
    The Arts Supplement is a digital portfolio that consists of a questionnaire form and video audition. Shortly after a student has submitted the Common Application, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will electronically deliver login credentials that the student will use to access their applicant portal. This is also the place where students can track the status of their application.  

Part 2: Live Audition/Interview 

Students applying to the Music Education (BS) program must complete a live audition/interview in addition to the Arts Supplement. Both videoconference and on-campus options are available. Eligible students will be contacted directly for scheduling. 

Live Audition/Interview Dates

Fall 2021 candidates: check back in August for dates! 

What if a Music Education (BS) applicant misses the application deadlines?
Early Action applicants will defer to Regular Decision and follow those deadlines. Regular Decision applicants will be evaluated for the Music (BA) program based on their Arts Supplement materials, and if accepted, will schedule their live audition/interview post-admission decision (after March 20).

Music Education (BS) applicants with additional questions about the live audition/interview process should contact Dr. Matthew Garrett, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies in Music Education (BS).


Admission Decision Timeline
Once the admission process is complete, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will notify applicants regarding their admission to CWRU. Students must be admitted into the University to be offered a decision of accept as a music major. Notification regarding music scholarships will be sent approx March 20.