»BM Music Education (pre-certification) - Instrumental/Vocal

This will take you through the application process for an undergraduate degree in Music Education (pre-certification) - Instrumental/Vocal and make sure you know how it works from start to finish.  Be sure to visit all five (5) sections below for pertinent application and audition information.

+-Deadlines

All documents must be uploaded through The Common Application and SlideRoom (Portfolio) by the given deadlines.  Late applications are  reviewed on a space available basis.  Please refer to the application checklist for more information on specified Admission deadline(s).

AUDITION DEADLINES (in-person & audition upload):

  • FIRST YEAR Early Action
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, October 31, 2015
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, November 7, 2015
  • FIRST YEAR Regular Admission
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, January 16, 2016
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, January 23, 2016
  • TRANSFER Regular Admission
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, March 5, 2016
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, March 12, 2016

* The Portfolio must be submitted online by 11:59pm PST on the appropriate deadline.

COMMON APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • FIRST YEAR Early Action Date (non-binding): Sunday, November 1, 2015
  • FIRST YEAR Regular Admission: Friday, January 15, 2016
  • TRANSFER Regular Admission: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

+-Common Application Requirements

The following items must be submitted to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Music in Music Education (pre-certification) - Instrumental/Vocal program:

  • $65 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver request (First Year & Transfer)
  • Official test results (SAT or ACT plus Writing) sent from the College Board or ACT (First Year & Transfer)*
  • Common App School Report form (First Year applicants only)
  • Official Transcript(s) from all attended institutions (First Year & Transfer)*
  • One Teacher Evaluation (First Year applicants only)
  • One Academic Evaluation (Transfer applicants only)
    • *Test scores are waived for Transfer applicants with 24+ completed semester units.  The final high school transcript is waived for Transfer applicants with 60+ completed semester units.
  • In your Common Application:
    • Indicate your intended major: Bachelor of Music in Music Education (pre-certification)
    • Answer “yes” to “Do you intend to submit a Portfolio” on Chapman University’s questions. This will activate the “Portfolio” tab in your Common App, where you will be provided a link to SlideRoom. Once you have activated your SlideRoom account, please complete and submit all required Portfolio materials through SlideRoom. NOTE: Whether auditioning/interviewing in person, or uploading your audition/materials online, SlideRoom is required.

+-Additional Major Requirements via SlideRoom (Portfolio)

All students applying to the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music (Audition In-Person and Audition Upload) must complete the Portfolio via SlideRoom as part of the Common Application.  Your Portfolio submission fee ($10) can be paid online via SlideRoom when you are ready to submit your materials.

The following items must be submitted via SlideRoom to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Music in Music Education (pre-certification) - Instrumental/Vocal program:

  • PORTFOLIO (audition in-person)
    • Audition on primary instrument - Prospective students must schedule an audition appointment on their primary instrument (voice, keyboard, guitar, or orchestral instrument) during the posted audition dates.  Music Education applicants should refer to the audition requirements prescribed for your primary instrument.
    • Research Paper or Scholarly Essay - Please submit a Research Paper or Scholarly Essay from a previous institution (high school or college).
    • Goal Statement - Describe your long-term personal and professional goals and discuss how the degree program and area of study you wish to pursue at Chapman will help you meet those goals.
    • Interview - In addition to the above requirements, you may be asked for a personal interview (in-person, via phone or Skype) with the Area Director, if requested.  You will be contacted if an interview is required for admission.
  • PORTFOLIO (audition upload)
    • Audition on primary instrument - Music Education applicants who choose to submit an uploaded audition video should refer to the audition requirements for their primary instrument (voice, keyboard, guitar, or orchestral instrument).
      • Uploaded videos should include an introduction, a brief discussion of your performing experience, and answer the question, "Why do you want to attend Chapman?"
      • Before beginning your performance, please speak the title of your piece and the name of the composer.
    • Research Paper or Scholarly Essay - Please submit a Research Paper or Scholarly Essay from a previous institution (high school or college).
    • Goal Statement - Describe your long-term personal and professional goals and discuss how the degree program and area of study you wish to pursue at Chapman will help you meet those goals.
    • Interview - In addition to the above requirements, you may be asked for a personal interview (in-person, via phone or Skype) with the Area Director, if requested.  You will be contacted if an interview is required for admission.

NOTE: If you plan on attending an in-person audition, it is highly recommended that you submit your Common Application prior to your scheduled audition.  In order to be reviewed for admission, your Common Application and SlideRoom (Portfolio) must be submitted prior to the respective deadlines.

+-Schedule an Audition / Dates & Requirements

SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON AUDITION:

Applicants are encouraged to audition/interview in-person whenever possible.

AUDITION DATES:

  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 (vocal auditions only)
  • Saturday, October 31, 2015 (last First Year Early Action audition date)
  • Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • Saturday, January 16, 2016 (last First Year audition date)
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 (Transfers Only)
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016 (Transfers Only)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Please refer to the links below for a detailed listing of audition requirements, sorted by primary instrument. In-Person applicants must schedule an audition appointment on their primary instrument (voice, keyboard, guitar, or orchestral instrument) during the posted audition dates. Audition Upload applicants should also refer to the audition requirements for their primary instrument when preparing their video submission.

(*) Please indicate whether or not you will require an accompanist at your audition.

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Contact Us

Dr. Robert S. Frelly
Director of Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis
(714) 997-6917
frelly@chapman.edu