Bachelor of Arts, Music
Most programs in the UCF School of Performing Arts require an audition or interview.
The B.A. program is perfect for students wanting a foundation to pursue a career or further study in arts administration, music history, ethnomusicology music criticism and more. This degree has a liberal arts emphasis and flexible curriculum.
Many students combine this degree program with a second area of study that complement their goals and interests such as business, writing, pre-law, non-profit management and more.
Students will take classes in music theory, piano, music technology, music history and more. While B.A. Music students will take performance classes, take private studio lessons and perform in ensembles, this program does not focus on the performance of music.
What sets UCF Music apart from other colleges and universities is that there is a thriving entertainment industry in Orlando that provides many opportunities for current students and graduates. There are many local arts groups as well as opportunities within the tourism industry such as theme parks, conventions and special events to gain experience.
February 3, 10, 17: Scholarship auditions
March 30: Non-scholarship auditions
Prospective music majors may audition with the School of Performing Arts after submitting an application to UCF Undergraduate Admissions. Admission into this program requires admittance to both the university and school.
Apply to UCF by going to the Undergraduate Admissions website and applying online.
To complete this form, you will need to know your UCF ID. Follow this link to find instructions for retrieving your UCF ID. Also, ask any teachers whom you have studied music with to complete the Teacher Evaluation Form and bring it with you to your audition. No alternate date audition applications will be accepted after the final listed audition date.
If you are unable to attend an audition on one of the scheduled days, you may submit a digital audition by choosing “Digital Audition/Alternate Date” in the Preferred Audition Date field below. A UCF faculty member will contact you after reviewing your video to let you know whether you have been accepted into the program.
You will receive an email confirmation immediately after submitting this form. We will accept submissions for a given date until the Wednesday prior to the audition.
- 8:30 a.m.: Check in at the UCF Rehearsal Hall (Building #19 on campus map). You will receive your actual audition time when you check in. Breakfast items will be available.
- 9:00 a.m.: Parent/student orientation begins in the Rehearsal Hall auditorium.
- 9:30 a.m.: Students are dismissed from orientation to warm up for auditions. Practice rooms are available.
- 9:45 a.m.: Student auditions begin. Students will go to the studio room they have been assigned for audition ten minutes prior to their audition time and wait in the hallway for the professors to call their name, at which point they may enter and begin the audition. With the exception of piano and percussion, auditions usually are about 10 minutes long. Piano and percussion run about 20 minutes long. Auditions are private with the student only. Parents may wait in the hall outside the audition studio or in the Rehearsal Hall.
Parents will stay in the orientation to receive information from the chair, admissions representative and student financial aid representative until about 10:00 a.m. Once the student has completed their audition, they are free to leave.
Acceptance and non-acceptance letters will be sent out after completion of all the January and February audition dates. Admission to the Music program is only complete once the student has been accepted by both the Music Department and UCF Undergraduate Admissions.
For answers to more detailed questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions section.
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