Admission to all programs in the Department of Music is by entrance audition only. All prospective freshmen and undergraduate transfer students must pass the entrance audition to be admitted into Music, in addition to all University admissions requirements.
It is expected that students will spend extensive time in preparation for the entrance audition process: private instrumental or vocal instruction is critical. Students auditioning must demonstrate sufficient technical and musical skill on an instrument or in the vocal area to provide evidence of readiness to undertake college level instruction.
All students will be notified of their status by e-mail and post within 10 days after their audition is received.
Note: The Audition Portal is now open for all applicants. Please see the submission deadlines below.
The Theory Diagnostic Examination is waived until further notice.
All video auditions should be unedited live takes, uploaded to YouTube and should include the requirements below. You will then submit the YouTube link and upload the pdf of your music (see #2 below) to our Audition Submission Portal.
Note: If you do not yet have a UMass Lowell student email account set up, you can use a Gmail, Facebook or Microsoft account to set up your profile.