Audition Information

The UMD Department of Music offers a wide variety of Music Scholarships to current Music Majors, as well as those applying to become Music Majors. Awards are offered to students who demonstrate outstanding talent in voice, strings, winds, percussion, piano and composition. Several four-year awards are offered to incoming freshman Music Majors.

We are currently accepting  audition registrations for the 2024-2025 academic year

For questions regarding our remote audition process please contact Dee Charles at [email protected]

Why not get started with the application process today?  (You may register for and perform an audition prior to being accepted by the university. However, acceptance into all Music degrees at UMD is contingent upon meeting requirements for the University Office of Admissions and acceptance to UMD’s Music program)

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Register HERE for a Music Audition - students auditioning during juries may also use this registration form. 

Here are more details about the process, and how to prepare for your audition.  NOTE: The theory placement exam is to be downloaded, completed and submitted during your music audition.

Theory Placement Exam



UMD Music Audition Requirements



Feel free to schedule a music department visit and tour to enjoy a complimentary lesson with your prospective instructor.  Register for a free lesson and tour  

When you audition for the UMD Music program, you will perform before a panel of faculty members who will give strong consideration to award you scholarships for your continuing education.  Notification of scholarship awards will be sent out by mid April of 2023 or earlier, depending on how early a student auditions.

There are many music opportunities available to all UMD students, regardless of major.  Here are some details; 

For any inquiries about the application process or audition requirements please contact Dee Charles, [email protected], 218-726-7890.