»BM in Performance, Instrumental

This will take you through the application process for an undergraduate degree in Instrumental Performance and make sure you know how it works from start to finish.  Be sure to visit all four (4) sections below for pertinent application and audition information.

+-Audition Dates & Requirements

SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON AUDITION:

  • Schedule an In-Person Audition Appointment (COMING SOON)
  • Change/Cancel Audition Appointment (COMING SOON)

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

AUDITION DATES:

  • October 18, 2014
    • Vocal only
  • October 25, 2014
  • October 26, 2014 (Last Freshman Early Admissions Audition Date)
  • November 8, 2014
  • November 9, 2014 (Discover Chapman Day)
  • January 10, 2015
  • January 17, 2015 (Last Freshman Audition Date)
  • February 21, 2015 (Transfer Students only)
  • March 7, 2015 (Transfer Students 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.

+-Common Application Requirements

The following items must be submitted to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Instrumental Emphasis:

  • $65 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver request
  • Official test results (SAT or ACT plus Writing) sent from the College Board or ACT
  • School Report
  • Official Transcript(s) from all attended institutions
  • One Teacher Evaluation
  • One Academic Evaluation (transfer students only)
  • Registrar Report (transfer students only)
  • In your Common Application:
    • Indicate your intended major: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Instrumental Emphasis
    • Answer “yes” to “Do you intend to submit an Art Supplement” on Chapman University’s questions. This will activate the “Art Supplement” tab in your Common App, where you will be provided a link to SlideRoom. In SlideRoom, please set up an account and complete your supplemental materials application. NOTE: Whether auditioning/interviewing in person, or uploading your audition/materials online, SlideRoom is required.

+-Additional Requirements via SlideRoom (Art Supplement)

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

The following items must be submitted via SlideRoom to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Instrumental Emphasis program:

  • 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.  Bachelor of Music in Performance, Instrumental Emphasis applicants should refer to the audition requirements prescribed for your primary instrument.
  • AUDITION UPLOAD
    • Audition on primary instrument - Bachelor of Music in Performance, Instrumental Emphasis 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.

NOTE: In-Person audition applicants can complete SlideRoom before the Common Application.  This applies primarily to Early Action candidates who may not yet have submitted their Common Application. Supplemental Materials must be submitted prior to your audition date.

QUICK LINKS:

+-Deadlines

All documents must be uploaded to The Common Application and SlideRoom by the given deadlines.  Late applications are only 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):

  • FRESHMAN Early Action
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Sunday, October 26, 2014
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • FRESHMAN Regular Admission
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, January 17, 2015
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, February 7, 2015
  • TRANSFER Regular Admission
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, March 7, 2015
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, March 14, 2015

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

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • FRESHMAN Early Action Date (non-binding): Saturday, November 1, 2014
  • FRESHMAN Regular Admission: Thursday, January 15, 2015
  • TRANSFER Regular Admission: Sunday, March 15, 2015
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