Your audition material should reflect your best musical and technical proficiency.
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.
The CSUN Music Department does not offer a Minor in Music.
Those students who already hold a master's degree in music will not be able to receive a second masters from CSUN at this time.
For information pertaining to the Masters of Music degrees, please visit the page for our graduate degrees.
All students will be sent an audition application from the Office of Admissions & Records once you apply to the university.
If you are a current CSUN student, please contact the Music Department Undergraduate Advisor, Nicole Hovland, for an audition application.
SPRING 2023 ADMISSION
FALL 2023 ADMISSION
Live Audition Dates - Applications are due JANUARY 14, 2023
Saturday, March 4th
Sunday, February 12th
BA/BM Video Submissions - Application due FEBRUARY 18, 2023
MM Video Submissions - Application due APRIL 1, 2023
Placement Examinations for 2023
Undergraduate Placement Tests:
Musicianship & Theory
This test will be administered online in November (for SPRING 2023) and May (FALL 2023). Students will be contacted via email with the exams - these exams are NOT required if you wish to start at level one in musicianship and theory. For questions about test administration, please contact Nicole Hovland: email@example.com. For questions regarding exam material, please contact Dr. McCaffrey - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keyboard Musicianship Placements will be done on an ongoing basis through a questionnaire that will assess your background in piano. This questionnaire is available by contacting the Music Undergraduate Advisor, Nicole Hovland: email@example.com. You may test out of the Keyboard Musicianship sequence by emailing Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk a video. DO NOT take this questionnaire if your main instrument (auditioned and accepted) is piano.
Contact: Gayle Kowalchyk - firstname.lastname@example.org