Undergraduate Degrees

BA Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in music is a liberal arts program with a strong emphasis in music. It may fulfill the requirements for entrance into a Master of Music program; it does not provide preparation for teacher certification in music.

Michigan State University Application

Complete the online application to Michigan State University. There is a nonrefundable application fee. Review the MSU Office of Admissions website, especially the Dates and Deadlines page. Apply in early fall to avoid enrollment restrictions and no later than November 1 to ensure that you will be considered for scholarships.  NOTE TO TRANSFER APPLICANTS: The Nov. 1 deadline does not apply to transfers applicants.  MSU typically does not open the transfer application until mid-November.  Please complete this application whenever it becomes available.

College of Music Supplemental Application

Submit this supplemental application for admission and scholarship consideration. There is a $30 nonrefundable application fee.  Deadline is December 1.

Audition

Use the College of Music Supplemental Application (link above) to request an audition date.  Audition dates are listed here.

Personal Statement

In your personal statement please describe your educational and musical background, goals and objectives, and future career plans. Please feel free to include any information that you feel would be helpful to the College of Music in making our admission decision. Limit your statement to 300-500 words.  This statement must be uploaded to the Supplemental Music Application after it is submitted.  Please upload at least two weeks prior to your scheduled audition.

Letters of Recommendation

Request letters of recommendation from two individuals familiar with your musical abilities.  We prefer letters of recommendation to be submitted online through the Supplemental Music Application.  Recommendations must be received no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled audition.

Additional requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants.