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Undergraduate Application Process

Students who wish to enroll in the LSU School of Music must be admissible to Louisiana State University and successfully pass an audition with the School of Music. These two steps occur simultaneously.

Music merit scholarships are only awarded to students pursuing a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, or Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. Scholarships range from partial to full-tuition, and may be combined with additional awards.  Scholarship decisions are primarily based on the audition.

Step 1 | Apply to LSU
Step 2 | Set Up Audition

School of Music Audition FormAudition Requirements
  (This form must be completed in one sitting.) 

Important Deadlines

Fall Enrollment

Undergraduate applicants should submit their application by November 15 to receive priority consideration for scholarships. Applicants must complete their audition by March 1.

Auditions are scheduled by the end of December, based on the students preferred date/means as indicated on their audition form.

Spring Enrollment

The application deadline for Spring enrollment is November 1. All Spring applicants must audition by December 15.

Audition are scheduled individually through the respective area coordinator or instrumental faculty member. Alternatively, applicants may submit a recorded video audition via Acceptd.

Audition Information

Audition Requirements

Audition repertoire requirements can be found at:

Students interested in applying for Composition or Experimental Music & Digital Media, must submit a compositional portfolio to Professors Dinos Constantinides and Jesse Allison, respectively.

An additional audition is not required, but strongly recommended for students applying for the Experimental Music & Digital Media program.

Live Auditions

All students are strongly encouraged to audition during National Audition Weekend – which offers opportunities to attend LSU music classes, rehearsals and a school-wide performance.

Students in need of scheduling an alternative date should contact their respective area coordinator or instrumental faculty member to arrange an alternative date and time.

Music Minors

Prospective students interested in minoring in music may also audition during the first week of classes.  If desired, music minor applicants should contact their respective area coordinator or instrumental faculty member.

Participation in Ensembles Only

Prospective students only interested participation in an ensemble do not need to audition. Ensemble auditions are held during the first week of classes.  Students can feel free to contact ensemble directors or departments directly for additional information.

Recorded Auditions

Live auditions are strongly encouraged. However, students that are unable to audition live may submit video recorded auditions. The recording MUST be a video and submitted via Acceptd.  All recorded auditions require a $30 system fee paid through Acceptd.

For more information about creating a recorded audition, click here.

  • All live or recorded auditions must be completed/submitted by March 1.
Transfer and International Students

International Students

An applicant whose native language is not English and/or who has been educated outside of the U.S. in a country or province where English is not the only official language must demonstrate proof of English proficiency by submitting either a TOEFL or an IELTS score.

For more information, click here.

Transfer Students

Transfer students who are interested in being considered for scholarships must complete and submit the Transfer Release Form to:

Office of Recruitment & Diversity
102 New Music Building
LSU School of Music
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504