1. In order to enter the music program, do I have to apply to the music major prior to coming to AMU? Yes. Normally, students enter as music majors. We do consider matriculating or transfer students, but our entry criteria are higher in those instances because the student will typically have less time to complete the major.
2. What do I have to prepare for an audition? The audition has these elements: 1) You will perform one to three classical pieces that demonstrate the highest level of your accomplishment, 2) you will sight-sing (voice) or sight-read (piano/organ), as well as take an aural skills diagnostic test, and 3) you will have a brief interview with a faculty member with the opportunity to ask detailed questions about the music program.
3. Will an AMU degree get me into graduate school in music? No guarantees can be made by any institution that its graduates will gain entry to graduate school, or even to their chosen field of employment. However, the bachelor of arts degree in music is generally accepted as an appropriate credential at most graduate schools of music.
What if I have more questions? Please feel free to direct any other questions to firstname.lastname@example.org