Welcome! We are excited that you are interested in transferring to become a music major at Iowa State University. Below is information regarding the process to become admitted.
In order to be accepted as a music major, a prospective student must pass an entrance audition for the applied faculty in his/her performance area (piano, organ, woodwinds, strings, percussion, brass, or voice). Passing the audition is dependent on the demonstration of performance skills appropriate for college level instruction and the potential to perform at a professional level. In addition, the number of students accepted must balance with the space available in the corresponding applied studios. Once accepted, a student must complete a placement examination in keyboard skills. This examination is normally given by members of the departmental faculty the week preceding the opening of classes for fall semester.
Auditions to become a music major for the 2015-2016 academic year will be held February 12-14, 2015. If you are unable to attend one of the February dates, you should contact the faculty in the appropriate area to schedule an alternative audition time.
To apply to become a music major and to be considered for a music scholarship, you must submit both the “Application for Music Major and/or Music Scholarship” and “Recommendation in Support of Application for Music Scholarship” completed forms.
This recommendation should be submitted by a school music director and/or a private teacher who is familiar with your musical ability. Your application file will not be considered complete without this completed application form and at least one recommendation form. Along with the forms, you must also attend an audition session. All auditions must be completed by February 20, 2015.
As soon as possible after having completed the above steps, transfer students should outline their long-range program with the assistance of their adviser and complete a Department of Music course checklist. This will be reviewed as part of the Continuation Examination procedure.
Transfer students not currently receiving a music scholarship are eligible to receive a music scholarship upon acceptance at Iowa State. Transfer students currently receiving a music scholarship are ineligible to receive a music scholarship from Iowa State during their first year, unless the student’s current school is willing to provide a waiver.
In addition to applying to the Music Department, you must also apply to become a student through the Office of Admissions. For information about that process, please visit: http://www.admissions.iastate.edu/freshman/index.php.
Please contact Ms. Sue Henze, at 515.294.3831 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the entrance process or music scholarships.