This information pertains to the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, Music Therapy, Music Industry and Breadth Studies, and the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Composition and Media Composition. Your audition material should reflect your best musical and technical proficiency.
You are allowed to audition in multiple instrumental options. Additionally the Bachelor of Arts options and all Composition and Media Composition programs require an interview.
Students wishing to audition for entrance into the CSUN Music program must submit an audition application by the specified deadline. Students auditioning must be in the process of admission to the University for the semester they are auditioning for.
For information pertaining to the Masters of Music degrees, please visit the page for our graduate degrees.
Fall 2019 Entrance Auditions
Auditions for continuing students (already enrolled at CSUN) and incoming students for the Fall 2019 semester are to be held on:
Saturday, February 9, 2019 (all areas) – deadline extended to January 23rd
Friday, February 22, 2019 (wind/brass & piano ONLY) - deadline extended to January 23rd
Saturday, February 23, 2019 (all areas)– deadline extended to January 23rd
Please contact our office at 818-677-3181 for more information.
Applicants can audition a MAXIMUM of two times. If the applicant does not pass their audition and/or interview the second time, students cannot audition again for the CSUN Music Department.
BM Jazz Studies applicants will need to submit a pre-screen video audition in order to audition live in February. The audition link will have an area for you to upload your audition video (preferably YouTube).
MM Conducting applicants & Collaborative Piano applicants - You will need to contact the appropriate faculty member for specific audition requirements and procedures once the department is accepting new applications; your audition date should be 'arranged' with:
*NOTE: Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music programs must first apply to the university for the Fall 2020 semester October 1-November 30, 2019 through https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
After applying to the university, you can submit your audition application through the link below (Deadline is extended till January 23, 2019):
CSUN Music also allows the opportunity for arranged, online video and DVD auditions; please contact our office for more information at 818-677-3181.
BM Jazz majors MUST apply here for a video pre-screen/audition
Spring 2019 Entrance Auditions
Auditions only for continuing students (already enrolled at CSUN), graduate students, International Students & Non-Domestic students will be held on:
Saturday, October 20, 2018 (all areas*) – applications due Sunday, October 14, 2018.
*Except Music Breadth Studies, Music Therapy Studies, Jazz Studies and Band Conducting.
*NOTE: Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music programs must first apply to the university for the Spring 2019 semester: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Placement Examinations for Fall 2019
Undergraduate Placement Tests:
Intended for students who have passed their entrance audition/interview requirements and want to enroll in higher than beginning levels on any of the areas below. Students NOT accepted into a music option CANNOT enroll in any major courses until you are officially admitted into a music option, therefore DO NOT take placement exams until entrance audition/interview requirements have been met.
Please review "what can you expect" for the placement exams below. If you have any questions, please email the designated faculty member listed for each placement exam.
DATE: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Keyboard: 11am-1pm in room CY 239
Contact: Gayle Kowalchyk | email@example.com
Undergrad Music Theory AND Musicianship: 9am-11am in room CY 105 (overflow into CY 110)
Contact: Liviu Marinescu | firstname.lastname@example.org