Apply for the Bachelor of Arts in Music

Application Steps

If you are a prospective student, please complete the steps below in the order presented to apply for the Bachelor of Arts in Music at James Madison University. Currenty JMU students wishing to change their major to the B.A. in Music should contact Dr. John Peterson (

1. Submit your Undergraduate Admissions Application via the JMU Admissions Office

2. Create a Slideroom Portfolio.

In addition to completing the application questions, you'll need to upload:

  • Contact information for an optional reference
  • Unofficial high school transcript
  • Music resume
  • Sample of relevant work (Music Industry applicants only)

All materials should be uploaded one week prior to your interview date. No items should be mailed or emailed to the School of Music. 

3. Schedule your interview on one of the following dates:

4. *Register for an audition date, if applicable:

*Any Bachelor of Arts in Music applicants interested in taking lessons in voice or on their instrument  must register for an audition date. You will do this separately from your JMU Undergraduate Admissions Application using the links above. There will not be a reminder on your University Application. 

For more details regarding specific instrument or vocal audition requirements, please visit our audition guidelines page.

NOTE ON SCHOLARSHIPS: All students who apply to the School of Music are automatically considered for a music scholarship.

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