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Streeks, Richard Paul
Administrative Coordinator

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Performing Arts 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8053 United States

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Music Program Entrance Auditions

Students practice the violin.

Admission to the Music Major

Begin by completing our Slideroom Application. Admission to the major requires an audition, in person or remotely via Zoom, on one of these Saturday dates:

  • November 11, 2023 (transfer or current student, or early decision)
    January 27, 2024 (transfer or regular decision)

    February 10, 2024 (transfer or regular decision)

Please be prepared to perform about 10 minutes of music. Select pieces that best represent your abilities. We welcome a broad range of approaches and styles.
All auditionees will be automatically considered for merit scholarships. Most scholarships are renewable for up to four years provided the terms of the award are met each semester.
Auditions may be performed with or without accompaniment. If you are a composer, upload your music to Slideroom; we would still like to hear you play or sing at the audition.
Note that in order to be admitted to the major, you must also be accepted by American University. Students intending to declare the Music major in their first year should audition either before enrolling or during the Fall of their first term.
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Music Program Director: 
Ann Kang