Music Admissions

An audition is required for admission into the School of Music as a music major, music minor, or to take private lessons. You may audition for Fall 2022 admission either in person or virtually. Our in-person audition dates are Saturday, February 5, 2022 and Saturday, February 19, 2022. We will begin accepting virtual audition submissions on January 18, 2022. Those who audition by February 19, 2022 will receive priority consideration for music scholarships.


Step 1: Apply to MTSU.

Step 2. Apply to the School of Music. For assistance you may contact the School of Music office: Phone: (615) 898-2469 E-mail:

Step 3: Request your letter(s) of recommendation be submitted using this form. We suggest that you copy the following URL for the recommendation form and paste it in an email to the persons of whom you are requesting a recommendation:

Music Majors should submit two recommendation letters: (1) ensemble director/music teacher, and (1) ensemble director/music teacher or a teacher from another academic area (for example: English or math).

Music Minors should submit one recommendation letter from an ensemble director/music teacher.

Step 4. Review the audition requirements for your instrument.

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