Acceptance into the School of Music Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate acceptance

In order to join the School of Music, you need to be admitted to the university and accepted to the School of Music—which requires an audition.

Application process

To be accepted to the School of Music as a music major, minor, or private student, you must:

Audition deadlines

It’s important to plan ahead for the audition process —you may need to arrange an audition several months in advance of enrolling at the university.

Auditions to be accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year (you would attend NAU beginning in August 2015) have been scheduled.

If you cannot attend any of the scheduled audition dates, you may still be able to arrange a private audition. 

Required placement exam

If you are admitted to the university and accepted into the School of Music, you will be required to take a music theory placement examination. It is best to take this placement exam on your audition day. You will have an additional opportunity to take (or re-take) the exam during your orientation to the university.

Based on your exam score, you will either enroll in:

  • MUS 120 (Theory Preparation)
  • MUS 121 (Music Theory I)
  • MUS 131 (Aural Skills)

If you need to brush up on your music theory before the exam, our music theory faculty have prepared a helpful guide

Scholarship availabity

All incoming freshmen and transfer students are automatically considered for tuition scholarships based on their audition and financial need status. There is no separate application for these scholarships.