Your music career starts here with your application for admission to Adelphi. The Office of University Admissions, encourages you to learn about financial aid and scholarships and complete and submit an application. The music program has additional admissions requirements.
Your admission to our highly selective music program is by audition. All auditions are by appointment only. On-campus auditions consist of three core sections: performance, music tests and an interview. Auditions are not required for a minor in music.If you are applying for Early Action admission, you must attend the November 19 audition or or submit a request for a special appointment before the December 1 application deadline.
For further information about the audition process, please contact Rosanne Clemen at 516.877.4290 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live further than 250 miles from campus, you may submit a CD or DVD of your work, satisfying all of the requirements listed in section 1 below:
Singers and instrumentalists will be asked to present two contrasting prepared works.
You will be asked to present and discuss a small portfolio of printed or manuscript scores of their works (preferably with a recording of at least one of those works). Composers may also offer to perform one of their own works, of which a score must be available.
Three brief tests are used to help faculty understand students’ skill level in key areas of musicianship and to appropriately place students within the sequence of theory and musicianship courses. The three music tests cover:
A brief interview gives faculty the chance to learn more about your background, current work and career plans. You are highly encouraged to bring any supportive material that can help provide further insight into your past and recent music experience (e.g., a high school transcript with a record of music classes taken to date, copies of recent concert programs, etc.).
Institutional talent scholarships are available for music students.