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How to Apply

To be admitted to any of the Music majors, you must:

  1. Apply to PSU 
  2. Submit a secondary application to the School of Music
  3. Pass the entrance audition

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Undergraduate applicants should prepare works as specified in the School of Music Entrance Audition Requirements. Applicants who wish to audition in person will be scheduled for the next quarterly round of auditions after submitting a completed School of Music Application. Applicants may alternatively upload a recorded audition with their application. Live entrance auditions are held during Finals Week each term. Scholarship auditions are held in January. To be considered for a scholarship award you must have all your application materials submitted (including an uploaded audition if not auditioning in person) by January 15.

School of Music Application Deadlines

  • For Fall: April 15
  • For Winter: October 1
  • For Spring: December 1
  • For Summer: January 15

Please visit our Degree Options page for details about the different degrees we offer.


Additional Information

The School of Music accepts only online Undergraduate applications using DecisionDesk, a service that manages digital media submissions and is not involved in the review or recruitment process. Applicants will be charged a $30 fee to submit a School of Music application.



To apply for admission to Portland State University, please visit the University Admissions, Registration & Records website for the University's online application and more information about that admission process. Students who are admitted to the University as non-degree seeking students are not considered music majors.