How to Apply

We encourage you to learn more about the School of Music programs by connecting with the Director of Music Admissions or a faculty member prior to applying for admission.

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

In addition to filing The Common Application, a Music Application and audition are required. 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.

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

A music application and audition is required of all students who are planning to major or minor in music.

  • Spring application and audition deadline is December 1.
    • Auditions are by appointment or video upload only. 
  • Fall applications are due by February 1 for first-year students and March 1 for transfer students.
    • Auditions for fall 2022 are:
    • February 5 (Redlands Main Campus)
    • February 12 (Northern California - location TBD)
    • February 19 (Redlands Main Campus)
    • February 20 - Deadline for video auditions
    • February 26  - Virtual Interviews for video auditions
    • To request an alternate audition date contact the Director of Music Admissions at 909.748.8014 or

Anyone wishing to participate in an ensemble while pursuing a major other than music is invited to apply and audition for a talent scholarship. Applicants interested in this opportunity should choose the Ensemble Only option on the music application.

Applicants must refer to the audition requirements for their primary instrument.

Video auditions should include:

  1. An introduction of yourself
  2. Answer the question "Why do you want to attend the University of Redlands?"
  3. Announce the title of your piece and the name of your composer before performing each of your two selections

Undergraduate music programs are available in:

Bachelor of Music specializing in:

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music
Minor in Music

Audition Requirements
Percussion Audition Requirements
Tips for Making a Video Audition

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