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Application Quick Guide
  1. Apply to James Madison University.
  2. Schedule an audition date online.
  3. Submit additional materials to the School of Music:
  4. Audition with the School of music on your selected day.

For more information, please contact:

J. Michael Priester

Dr. J. Michael Priester
Undergraduate Music Admissions
School of Music, MSC 7301
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: 540.568.3851

Undergraduate Application and Audition Requirements

(Please note that this page is for information about the Undergraduate application and audition process ONLY. For information about the Master of Music (M.M.) and Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) programs, please visit those respective programs' application pages.)

The School of Music offers a comprehensive undergraduate program which strives for the highest quality in music performance and academic study. All entering freshmen, transfer students and previously enrolled students seeking re-admission must complete the following steps, IN THIS ORDER, to be considered for undergraduate admission to JMU and the School of Music:

  1. Click here to submit a University Admissions Application to the JMU Office of Admissions.
  2. Click on one of the audition dates below to apply to the School of Music via online application. Auditions may not be scheduled by telephone and you must register for an audition no later than 6 days before the scheduled date.
  3. Submit additional materials prior to your audition to the School of Music Admissions Office.

All supplemental materials should be sent via email or regular mail.

Mail: James Madison University
School of Music, MSC 7301
880 S. Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

4. Audition with the School of Music on your selected date. (You'll find more information about the audition process here.)

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