Admission Requirements

Jacobs School of Music Requirements for Incoming Freshmen

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the university, students must successfully complete an audition or interview in their major proposed area of study. Auditions and interviews are scheduled during designated weekends throughout the academic year and are heard by a committee of department faculty members appointed by the chairperson of the department. This committee evaluates the student’s performance level or other qualifications and makes a recommendation to the Jacobs School of Music Admissions and Recruitment Committee. The Admissions and Recruitment Committee determines whether the student can be admitted to a specific course of study by considering the student’s past record, interviews (if applicable), and the audition/interview committee’s recommendation. Students who do not matriculate within one year of the date of the letter offering admission must reapply and repeat the entrance audition. An audition/interview appointment is made through the online application. In those areas that require pre-screening, applicants will be notified of whether or not they will be invited for an on-campus audition and/or interview.

While most Indiana University freshmen begin their studies in the University Division, students who meet specific music requirements and intend to pursue a music degree are certified directly to the Jacobs School of Music.

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Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins.