Students applying for admittance into the BA program in Music, the BS program in Music Education, the secondary major in music or for the Arts Achievement Award as a music minor/non-major, must follow these application procedures:

  1. Apply to the University (application deadlines listed here):
    Students who intend to submit an Arts Supplement should indicate this on their Common Application. Students applying to the Music (BA), Music Education (BS) or a secondary major in music should indicate this as a major choice when completing the Common Application.
  2. Submit the CWRU Arts Supplement (requirements and deadlines listed here):
    The Arts Supplement is a digital portfolio that consists of a brief 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. In addition to being the place where students can track the status of their application, this is also where the students will submit the Arts Supplement. 

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If you have questions about the application/audition process for the Department of Music, please contact Ms. Jennifer Wright, Coordinator of Department Operations and Undergraduate Recruitment, at

Arts Supplement Deadlines: 

  • Early Action Application Arts Supplement Deadline: November 9
  • Regular Decision Application Arts Supplement Deadline: January 28

Current CWRU students interested in auditioning to add the music major should contact  Mr. Eric Charnofsky, Coordinator of Undergraduate Enrollment before their 2nd semester. 

Live audition and interview for the BS in Music Education
Students applying to the BS in Music Education will be invited to complete an additional live audition and interview, pending a successful screening of the Arts Supplement by faculty members. Both video conference and on-campus options are available for this second audition/interview (see details below). Students applying to the Music Education program should submit their Common Application and corresponding Arts Supplement materials as soon as possible and well ahead of the posted deadlines to allow ample preparation time for a potential second audition and interview. Eligible students will be contacted directly for scheduling.

For additional information regarding the audition process for the BS in Music Education, please contact Dr. Matthew Garrett, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies in Music Education, at or 216.368.2496.

Live Audition/Interview Dates: 

  • Early Action Application Music Education Live Audition/Interview Date: Week of November 26, 2018 
  • Regular Decision Application Music Education Live Audition/Interview Dates: February 8 & 16, 2019

Once the admissions process is complete, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will notify students regarding their application to the university and any scholarships awarded. If a student is admitted to the university first, they will receive separate notification regarding admittance to the music major.

Students can declare a minor in music or participate in ensemble/lessons without passing an audition, however, all students wishing to be considered for the Art Achievement Award must submit an Arts Supplement.