How do I apply?
Students need to formally apply to Eastern Kentucky University and also audition for and be accepted by the EKU Department of Music. Please follow the detailed instructions found at the EKU Admissions website to formally apply to the University. Students may schedule an audition for the EKU Department of Music by email or by printing and mailing the application form. In order to be considered for a scholarship, audition must be completed by March 1. Admissions auditions must be completed by May 1. Students will not be accepted into the Department of Music until they have successfully auditioned. Students applying to the Department of Music prior to March 1 are automatically evaluated for scholarship consideration. Please contact the Music Department by phone (859) 622-3266 or email if you have any questions.
All transfers students must complete and submit a Waiver Form.
When should I audition?
Students may arrange an audition anytime by email or by printing and mailing the application form. The Music Department also offers specific audition days, including the final Saturday in January and last two Saturdays in February. Prospective students may also audition during any festival sponsored by the EKU Department of Music.
When should I audition for a music scholarship?
The Department of Music offers several competitive scholarship opportunities for talented students. Explore and learn more about those opportunities and their deadlines.
Who will adjudicate my audition?
While several faculty members may be present at your audition, you should peruse the appropriate audition information for your particular area of interest. This will ensure that you are properly prepared for your audition. Your audition is important because it determines your scholarship eligibility and whether or not you are accepted into the Department of Music.
What should I bring to my audition?
Please bring any materials you need for your performance, including music for an accompanist, if needed. Please specify your accompaniment needs on your application form and be sure to prepare the specific audition requirements for your applied area (instrument or voice).