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Admission Procedures

ALL ENTERING STUDENTS, prospective composers included, who plan to pursue either a major or a minor in the Department of Music MUST AUDITION. Students who do not qualify initially for admission into the Department may be placed on departmental probation. This will allow them to enroll in some basic musicianship classes and pursue applied study on either the group or the secondary level. Probationary students may use the quarter-ending jury as an audition for reconsideration of their admission to the Music Department.

Procedures for Undergraduate Admission

  1. First, you must apply, and be accepted, to Central Washington University. You may do this online here!

  2. Register for an audition here

  3. Prepare for your audition and theory placement exam. Follow the appropriate link below for your specific requirements.


Graduate Admissions
Please visit our Graduate Studies page for more information.

Scholarship Information
The Music Department offers scholarships ranging from $100.00 to $1,500.00 per year. These are available to both entering and currently enrolled students at Central. Other scholarships are available through the University Financial Aid Office. In addition, a limited number of assistantships are available for graduate students.

Scholarship Information