Prospective Students

How to Apply

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To be admitted to the School of Music undergraduate programs, you must also be admitted to the University of Redlands.

It is your responsibility to complete The Common Application, the University of Redlands Supplemental Application, and the School of Music application.

In addition to filing The Common Application and the University of Redlands Supplemental Application for Admission, an audition is also required.

We encourage you to learn more about the School of Music programs by visiting our campus and meeting with faculty members and students prior to applying for admission.

Bachelor of Music applicants are required to apply and audition for admission to the School of Music and apply to the University of Redlands. The School of Music can only inform you of your audition results or scholarship recommendation after you have been officially admitted to the University of Redlands.

Please contact the Director of Music Admissions, Brad Andrews, at (909) 748-8014 with questions or submit the music inquiry form to have a School of Music information packet sent to you.

The University of Redlands offers fall admission in two phases: Early Action (Nov. 15) and Regular Decision (Jan. 15). Applications submitted beyond these deadlines will be considered on a space available basis.  The application deadline for spring admission is November 1.

Music entrance and scholarship audition dates for fall 2016 applicants are scheduled for January 16, January 30, and February 20, 2016.  The audition day will consist of:

  1. Instrumental or vocal audition
  2. Theory screening test
  3. Meet the faculty
  4. Campus tour
  5. Financial Aid Q&A

Several of our students will also be present to show you around and answer any questions you might have.

Auditions are required of all School of Music students who are planning to major or minor in music. Non-major ensemble participants do not need to audition prior to enrolling. You can schedule an audition by submitting the music application or by contacting the Director of Music Admissions at or 909-748-8014. If you cannot attend one of these days and/or you live more than 200 miles away, we will accept a recorded video audition upload via SlideRoom.

Applicants who choose to submit an uploaded audition video via SlideRoom should refer to the audition requirements for their primary instrument.

  • Uploaded videos should include an introduction, a brief discussion of your performing experience, and answer the question, "Why do you want to attend the University of Redlands?”
  • Before beginning your performance, please speak the title of your piece and the name of the composer.

Undergraduate music programs are available in:

Bachelor of Music specializing in:

  • Performance
  • Composition
  • Music Education - Certified Teaching Credential Program

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music
Minor in Music

Audition Requirements
Percussion Audition Requirements

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In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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