Students wishing to audition for entrance into the CSUN Music program must first submit a university application.
University Application open October 1st - January 31st
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.
For more information about prospective students, steps in how to apply, and important university deadlines click here.
The CSUN Music Department does NOT offer a Minor in Music.
Please note that due to CSUN’s impaction status, those students who already hold a bachelor's degree will NOT be able to receive a second or additional bachelor's from CSUN at this time.
(If you've already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher, CSUN encourages you to apply to a graduate program instead).
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.
FALL 2023 ADMISSION
Live Audition Dates - Applications were 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding exam material, please contact Dr. McCaffrey - email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 - email@example.com