This information pertains to the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, Music Therapy, Music Industry and Breadth Studies, and the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Composition and Media Composition. Your audition material should reflect your best musical and technical proficiency.
Students wishing to audition for entrance into the CSUN Music program must submit an audition application by the specified deadline. Students auditioning must be in the process of admission to the University for the semester they are auditioning for.
The CSUN Music Department does not offer a Minor in Music.
Those students who already hold a master's degree in music will not be able to receive a second masters from CSUN at this time.
For information pertaining to the Masters of Music degrees, please visit the page for our graduate degrees.
Placement Examinations for Fall 2021
Undergraduate Placement Tests:
Musicianship & Theory
This test will be administered online in early May. Students will be contacted via email with the exams - these exams are NOT required if you wish to start at level one in musicianship and theory. For questions about test administration, please contact Nicole Hovland: firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding exam material, please contact A.J. McCaffrey - email@example.com.
Students will receive a keyboard questionnaire to fill out by early May. This questionnaire will help us to place you. In addition, any junior college transcripts will also be used in the placement process.
Contact: Gayle Kowalchyk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Ensemble Information
Ensembles directors will be sending out e-mails or posting on their own sites information for fall ensemble auditions. Most of our major ensembles will run auditions during the week leading up to the start of classes. If you do not receive an e-mail or need additional information, please contact the ensemble or department chair in late July.