All students who wish to major or minor in music must audition before being accepted to the College of Musical Arts. Please read the following information carefully and make sure to complete each step.
For audition questions, call (419) 372-8577, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the College of Musical Arts we believe that success is based on both musical and academic ability. While your audition is the primary consideration in your application for admission, your academic portfolio is also of great importance. This includes ACT or SAT scores, high school GPA, and your background and experiences in music.
Although the College of Musical Arts has no official test score requirements, we have found that students achieving less than a 22 ACT (1030 SAT) have difficulty in academic music classes, and students with scores below this could experience a delay or denial in admission to the College of Musical Arts. The average student ACT score in the College of Musical Arts is currently 26 (1190 SAT).
At Bowling Green State University, music scholarships are called Music Talent Awards. Music Talent Awards are fee waivers awarded in varying amounts to be applied towards tuition and/or on-campus housing and meals. Approximately 40 percent of the students approved in the College of Musical Arts will receive a Music Talent Award.
For further information about Music Talent awards and other music scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.
We encourage all applicants to present an in-person campus audition to visit the Moore Musical Arts Center and meet our faculty. However, this may not always be possible.
Students who live more than 250 miles from campus may submit a A CD or DVD audition in lieu of an in-person performance. Recorded auditions will be considered for both entrance and scholarships. Students may also submit their audition recordings through our Acceptd page. To ensure scholarship consideration, recorded auditions must be mailed to arrive at the College of Musical Arts by Friday, February 22.
The recorded audition should consist of selections as described under Undergraduate Audition Requirements. The CD or DVD should be recorded in stereo utilizing the highest quality equipment available. Students who submit a recorded audition will complete the required written music theory test at summer orientation and registration.
Please complete and submit the online Audition Reservation Form and mail your recorded audition to: Coordinator of Music Admissions, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0290. Students may also submit their audition recordings through our Acceptd page.
AUDITION RESULTS NOTIFICATION
Admission to Bowling Green State University as a music major or minor is competitive. Notification of an audition decision may occur at any time after the music audition has been evaluated. However, most applicants will be notified of their audition decision beginning the second week of March.
There are two possible audition decisions:
Approved: The student meets minimum entrance criteria and is allowed to begin formal study as a music major or minor at Bowling Green State University contingent upon unconditional admission to the University. Notification to the College of Musicals Arts is required no later than May 1 to guarantee your space in the incoming class of music majors/minors.
Not Approved: The student does not meet minimum criteria to be a music major/minor. Students that are “Not Approved” to major in music may attend BGSU if they declare a different major and have been admitted to the University. Students not approved to major or minor in music may re-audition beginning in the fall of the next academic year. If approved, students may declare music as their major beginning the semester following their audition.