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

  1. Check deadlines and carefully review 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 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.  

*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 Art Achievement Award must submit an Arts Supplement (see above).

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) | Coordinator of Undergraduate Enrollment. 


Music Education (BS)
Students applying for the BS program in Music Education music follow these application procedures:

Part 1: Common Application + Arts Supplement

  1. Check deadlines and carefully review Audition Information.
  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 BS program in Music Education must complete a live audition/interview in addition to the Arts Supplement. Both video conference and on-campus options are available. 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. Eligible students will be contacted directly for scheduling.

OPTIONAL
First-year applicants are invited to schedule a Music Education program visit and optional interview at the conclusion of their junior year in high school. Available Dates: President’s Day Open House (February) | Spring Open House Days (each Thu./Fri. from end of March through mid-April). If interested, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Wright, Coordinator of Department Operations and Undergraduate Recruitment.

Live Audition/Interview Dates

  • Early Action Applicants: November 11, 2019 (Fall Open House Day)
  • Regular Decision Applicants: February 17, 2019 (President’s Day Open House)

What if a Music Education (BS) applicant misses these 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 the University. Students must be admitted into the University to be offered a decision of accept as a music major. Separate notification regarding music scholarships will be sent in March.