How to Apply – Undergraduate Study

1. Apply to the University

All applicants to the Department of Music must apply to the University and satisfy Howard University academic requirements.

Prospective students are encouraged to read and comply with all University admission procedures and deadlines as set forth by the University Office of Admission.

2. Apply to the Department of Music by Audition

In addition to being accepted to the University, all new applicants to the Department of Music must present a successful audition in order to be admitted to the Department. Former students who have not been enrolled in the Department for two or more consecutive semesters must re-audition.

Auditions are held on campus according to a published schedule. Special appointments may be arranged when necessary. When an in-person audition is not feasible, an applicant may request permission to submit a recorded audio and video audition. Audio-only recordings will not be accepted.

Please prepare to meet all audition requirements for your instrument and intended major area of study.

It is the applicant's responsibility to contact the appropriate Performance Area Coordinator, below, in a timely manner prior to published audition dates to schedule an audition. Do not wait to complete your application or for notice of acceptance by the University to schedule and complete your audition.

On-campus auditions for admission in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 are scheduled as follows:

     Saturday, October 26, 2019 – for admission in Spring 2020 and Early Action for admission in Fall 2020

     Saturday, January 25, 2020 – for Regular Decision for admission in Fall 2020

     (Saturday, February 1, 2020 – alternate date in case of inclement weather on January 25)

     Saturday, March 7, 2020 – for Regular Decision for admission in Fall 2020

Please download an audition form, complete the appropriate sections, and bring the form with you to your audition.

Performance Area Coordinator Email
Classical Instrument Fred Irby, III firby@howard.edu
Classical Organ Mickey Thomas Terry mickey.terry@howard.edu
Classical Piano Karen Walwyn kwalwyn@howard.edu
Classical Voice Liana Valente liana.valente@howard.edu
Jazz Instrument Charlie Young, III cyoung@howard.edu
Jazz Voice Connaitre Miller conmiller@howard.edu