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School of Music Auditions
For information about applying to the music
program or auditioning, call or write:
School of Music
135 Fine Arts Building
Columbia, MO 65211-6120
For information about applying to MU,
call or write:
Office of Admissions
230 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-1300
1-800-225-6075 (toll free in Missouri and Illinois)
The University admits students on the basis of their chances for success here. The main criteria are the high-school curriculum, test scores and class rank.
Applicants are expected to have followed a college preparatory program with at least 17 units of credit, as follows (one unit equals one year):
- Four units of English
Two units emphasizing composition or writing skills are required; one may be in speech.
- Four units of mathematics
Acceptable courses include algebra I, geometry, algebra II, precalculus/ trigonometry/ analytic geometry, calculus and math analysis. Courses such as computer math, programming, consumer math and accounting are not acceptable.
- Three units of science
At least one must be a laboratory course, such as earth science, biology, chemistry or physics. Courses such as general science and agricultural science are not acceptable.
- Three units of social studies
Examples are world history, American government and principles of democracy.
- Two units in a single foreign language
- One unit in fine arts
If you are thinking about majoring in music, you should participate in your school band, orchestra or choir and take private lessons on your instrument.
In addition to meeting all University of Missouri admissions requirements, all prospective freshman and transfer music and music education majors must audition for and be admitted to the School of Music. Click here for more information about School of Music auditions. Click here to sign up for an audition online.