College of Fine and Applied Arts


Computer Science + Music
Instrumental Performance
Jazz Performance
Lyric Theatre
Music Education
Vocal Performance


  • Minimum GPA of 2.00 (3.00 for Music Education, 3.5 for Computer Science + Music)
  • For consideration to Computer Science + Music only: A Minimum grade of B+ in CS 124, CS 128, CS 173 and CS 225.
  • Students will need a minimum of three years to complete degree requirements after transfer. It is recommended that students apply no later than their sophomore year.
  • Current Illinois students should contact the School of Music Admissions Office at prior to filling out the Supplemental Music Application form.
  • Students are required to complete a talent review as part of the admissions process. Learn more about program specific requirements.

Application Periods

Students may apply for Fall and Spring admission.

  • Timeline for Fall: Apply by March 1, Complete talent review by April 1
  • Timeline for Spring: Apply by November 1, Complete talent review by November 15

Any student seeking an exception to this policy must submit a statement to detailing why they wish to be considered for off-cycle admission to the School of Music.

Important Links

Admissions and Application Questions

Please contact School of Music Admissions Office for all questions related to applications, auditions, portfolios, and interviews at


The Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the School of Music is Rebecca Spennetta. Questions and concerns can be addressed via email at