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Prospective Students Apply & Audition

New this year! 

Department of Music will be doing ongoing auditions via electronic submissions. No longer a need to wait for the next audition day!

Click here for additional details on how to do this.

All applicants’ video submissions will be considered for music scholarships. Scholarship offers will be made at the end of November and at the beginning of February, March, and April.

Undergraduate

The Department of Music welcomes all students to participate in its ensembles and other courses. Students should contact the ensemble directors listed by area below.

Applicants considering a major in music must demonstrate a level of proficiency on his or her instrument or voice that shows adequate musicianship and commitment to study in a professional degree program. All students considering a major in music must audition for the Department of Music as part of the application process.

Applying to CCSU as a music major consists of two steps:

  1. Apply to the University using the online application at www.ccsu.edu/applyOnline/
  2. Apply to the Department of Music and schedule an audition date. The application may be found HERE, call 860-832-2912, or or email our secretary music@ccsu.edu.

For audition requirements, click HERE.

Undergraduate Shadow Days

Where to start? Find out what we are about!

Please email specific faculty for further information below:

Graduate

The Department of Music at CCSU offers two graduate programs—a Master of Science in Music Education, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Education.

Certification

Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Music Education

Application to the Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program in Music Education consists of two steps:

  1. Apply to the University using the online application at www.ccsu.edu/applyOnline/
  2. Apply to the Department of Music. Application may be found HERE or call 860-832-2912 or email our secretary music@ccsu.edu.
  • All applicants to the Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Music Education will complete a performance audition. For audition requirements, click here.
  • In place of in person auditions, we will be accepting video submissions. Read more about this process here. 
  • After review of the application materials (forms and video) we will contact the candidate for an online interview with Music Ed faculty.
  • The online interview is conducted to assess the applicant's ability to analyze and synthesize their life experiences as indicators of the student's potential for Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Music Education study.
  • People accepted and confirmed will, by the start of the semester, take a graduate theory and aural skills placement exam, intended to evaluate your knowledge of basic undergraduate theory and aural skills. Information on this exam can be found HERE.
  • The minimum GPA requirement is a 2.70 based on a 4.00-point scale where an A is 4.00.

 

Master of Science in Music Education

Master of Science in Music Education - is currently being revised. We are currently not accepting any new applicants. Check back for the reopening of our new Master of Science in Music Education program.

 

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