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Application Process: Inter-College Transfer Students

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School of Music
Current DePaul University students who are interested in transferring to the School of Music are called inter-college transfer applicants. Because you are already a DePaul student, you do not need to submit a new application to the university. You only need to submit the Inter-College Music Transfer form​ to the School of Music by December 1in addition to fulfilling the application requirements listed below. Admission to the School of Music is determined based on an entrance audition and/or completed application; there is no guarantee that current DePaul students will be admitted to the School of Music.​

Please note:​ the School of Music does not have early action admission. This is because our audition process takes place in February. All School of Music applicants will hear of their admission and financial aid results between March 1 and April 1 2024. ​​​

Please see below for the list of requirements for the application to the Bachelor of Music in Performance. 


Music Requirements
  • Pre-screening video (required for applicants on clarinet, classical voice, violin and all jazz instruments only). Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire requirements. Pre-screen recordings can begin to be uploaded 24 hours after the application has been submitted (upon receiving Blue Demon Domain login credentials). Must be submitted by December 1. 

  • Audition. We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person. Below are the details for each format. 

    a. Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February. Live auditions can be scheduled here. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire.

    b. Recorded auditions are available by request and must be uploaded to your Blue Demon Domain no later than February 1. Recorded auditions must be accompanied by a short interview video submission. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire and interview requirements. Please contact musicadmissions@depaul.edu to request a recorded audition.  

    Materials

Please see below for the list of requirements for the application to the Bachelor of Music in Music Education. 


Music Requirements
  • Pre-screening video (required for applicants on clarinet, classical voice, violin and all jazz instruments only). Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire requirements. Pre-screen recordings can begin to be uploaded 24 hours after the application has been submitted (upon receiving Blue Demon Domain credentials). Must be submitted by December 1
  • Audition. We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person. Below are the details for each format. 

    a. Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February. Live auditions can be scheduled here. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire.

    b. Recorded auditions are available by request and must be uploaded to your Blue Demon Domain no later than February 1. Recorded auditions must be accompanied by a short interview video submission. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire and interview requirements. Please contact musicadmissions@depaul.edu to request a recorded audition.

  • Video submission. Prompts will appear in your Blue Demon Domain after submission of your audition videos. Must be submitted by February 1. Please note: if you are submitting a video recorded audition instead of performing an in person audition, you must first submit your audition videos before the Music Education interview prompts appear in your Blue Demon Domain. 24 hours after you submit the audition videos, you will be able to upload the Music Education interview video. Both the audition videos and the interview need to be received by February 1. 
 
Materials

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Music are required to participate in private lessons and ensembles. Please see below for the list of requirements for the application to the Bachelor of Music in Performing Arts Management. 


Music Requirements
  • Pre-screening video (required for applicants on clarinet, classical voice, violin and all jazz instruments only). Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire requirements. Pre-screen recordings can begin to be uploaded 24 hours after the application has been submitted (upon receiving Blue Demon Domain login credentials). Must be submitted by December 1. 
  • Audition. We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person. Below are the details for each format. 

    a. Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February. Live auditions can be scheduled here. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire.

    b. Recorded auditions are available by request and must be uploaded to your Blue Demon Domain no later than February 1. Recorded auditions must be accompanied by a short interview video submission. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire and interview requirements. Please contact musicadmissions@depaul.edu to request a recorded audition. 

  • Writing Sample. Prompt to be provided by the Performing Arts Management Department after form has been submitted. Must be submitted by February 1. 
  • Video submission. Prompts will appear in your Blue Demon Domain after submission of your audition videos. Must be submitted by February 1. Please note: if you are submitting a video audition instead of performing an in person audition, you must first submit your audition videos before the PAM interview prompts appear in your Blue Demon Domain. 24 hours after you submit the audition videos, you will be able to upload the PAM interview video. Both the audition videos and the interview need to be received by February 1. 
 
Materials

pursuing the Bachelor of Science will not participate in private lessons and are not required to participate in ensembles. Please see below for the list of requirements for the application to the Bachelor of Science in Performing Arts Management. 


Music Requirements (Must be completed and submitted by February 1)
  • Video submission. Prompts to be provided by the Performing Arts Management Department after form has been submitted. 
  • Writing Sample. Prompt to be provided by the Performing Arts Management Department after form has been submitted.
 
Materials
Students pursuing the Performance Track are required to participate in private lessons and ensembles. Please see below for the list of requirements for the application to the Bachelor of Science in Sound Recording Technology (Performance Track).

Music Requirements
  • Pre-screening video (required for applicants on clarinet, classical voice, violin and all jazz instruments only). Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire requirements. Pre-screen recordings can begin to be uploaded 24 hours after the application has been submitted (upon receiving Blue Demon Domain login credentials). Must be submitted by December 1. 
  • Audition. We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person. Below are the details for each format.  
  • a. Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February. Live auditions can be scheduled here. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire.

    b. Recorded auditions are available by request and must be uploaded to your Blue Demon Domain no later than February 1. Recorded auditions must be accompanied by a short interview video submission. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire and interview requirements. Please contact musicadmissions@depaul.edu to request a recorded audition. 

  • Portfolio. Undergraduate applicants intending to major in Sound Recording Technology must submit a portfolio. Submissions may include any recording or video projects that you have created which exhibit an understanding of music, video, and multimedia recording and production. Portfolios should be submitted through our upload page, under "Portfolio Submission", by February 1.
Materials

Students pursuing the Audio Technology Track will not participate private lessons and are not required to participate in ensembles. 

Music Requirements (Must be completed and submitted by February 1)
  • Video submission performing one piece of your choice that clearly demonstrates your musical abilities. (This is different from the audition repertoire required for those applying to performance track. You are invited to showcase your musical abilities on any instrument with any repertoire. Those who are not proficient on an instrument are still required to submit a video showcasing musical knowledge, such as creating or explaining an electronic composition).
  • Online theory test (to be provided after form submission).
  • Brief written description of why you want to study Sound Recording Technology.
  • Portfolio. Submissions may include any recording or video projects that you have created which exhibit an understanding of music, video, and multimedia recording and production. Portfolios should be submitted through our upload page, under "Portfolio Submission", by February 1.
Materials

Please see below for the list of requirements for the application to the Bachelor of Arts in Music.

Music Requirements

  • Pre-screening video (required for applicants on clarinet, classical voice, violin and all jazz instruments only). Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire requirements. Pre-screen recordings can begin be uploaded 24 hours after the application has been submitted (upon receiving Blue Demon Domain login credentials). Must be uploaded by December 1. 
  • Audition. We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person. Below are the details for each format. 

    a. Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February.  Live auditions can be scheduled here. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire.

    b. Recorded auditions are available by request and must be uploaded to your Blue Demon Domain no later than February 1. Recorded auditions must be accompanied by a short interview video submission. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire and interview requirements. Please contact musicadmissions@depaul.edu to request a recorded audition.

  • Writing Sample (prompts to be provided by the Bachelor of Arts department). Due February 1.

Materials

Please see below for the list of requirements for the application to the Bachelor of Music in Composition. 


Music Requirements
  • Pre-screening video (required for applicants on clarinet, classical voice, violin and all jazz instruments only). Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire requirements. Pre-screen recordings can begin to be uploaded 24 hours after the application has been submitted (upon receiving Blue Demon Domain login credentials). Must be uploaded by December 1.
  • Audition. We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person. Below are the details for each format. 

    a. Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February. Live auditions can be scheduled here. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire.

    b. Recorded auditions are available by request and must be uploaded to your Blue Demon Domain no later than February 1. Recorded auditions must be accompanied by a short interview video submission. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire and interview requirements. Please contact musicadmissions@depaul.edu to request a recorded audition. 

  • Portfolio of three representative compositions. Portfolios should be submitted to the upload page of your portal. Form must be submitted before portfolios can be uploaded.
 
Materials

We strongly encourage all transfer applicants to contact and meet with the chair or director of their intended major to obtain more information. In doing so, you will learn about the requirements of each program. For more information, contact the following faculty members:

Bachelor of Arts in Music - Kate Brucher, kbrucher@depaul.edu
Jazz Studies - Scott Burns, SBURNS2@depaul.edu
Music Education - Sara Jones, sara.jones@depaul.edu
Composition - Oznat Netzer, ONETZER@depaul.edu
Performance - Erica Neidlinger, ENEIDLIN@depaul.edu
Performing Arts Management - Alan Salzenstein, asalzens@depaul.edu
Sound Recording Technology - Tom Miller, tmiller@depaul.edu

 Can I transfer in the spring?
No, we only admit new students to begin in the School of Music at the beginning of each academic year.

I don't want to be a performance major. Do I still need to audition?
Maybe. If you are applying for the Bachelor of Arts, Music Education, Sound Recording Technology Performance Track, Performing Arts Management Bachelor of Music or Composition, you must still complete and entrance audition, in addition to the program requirements. If you are applying for the Sound Recording Technology Program Audio Technology Track (non-performance) or the Performing Arts Management Bachelor of Science , the entrance audition is not required. Please refer to the correct entrance requirements for these two programs. 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 Can I audition on more than one instrument?
 
 
Yes, applicants are welcome to audition on more than one instrument. However, if you are admitted for both of the instruments you audition on you will need to select one to be your primary instrument moving forward.
 

I play both jazz and classical. Do I need to audition for both?
 
 
 
Maybe. Entrance auditions affect which private lessons students can take throughout their degree program. If you would like to take both jazz and classical private lessons on your instrument while at DePaul, you do need to perform two spearate auditions. If you are only interested in taking private lessons in one area, you only need to perform that audition. Students are able to audition for and perform in both jazz and classical ensembles regardless of which entrance auditions they complete.
 

I'm not sure I want to go through the audition process and become a music major. Do you have any other options for current DePaul students?
 
 
 
Yes! We offer three music minors that are available to any DePaul student and do not require an audition. You can find more information about these on our Music Minor page.

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