Department of Music

Admissions and Scholarships

All prospective music students must follow the general admission procedure of the University.  Additionally, all potential music majors and minors are required to audition before the appropriate faculty in order to determine their suitability to enter the music program, participate in any ensemble, and determine eligibility for a band or choir scholarship. Choir or band scholarships are awarded to students of any major based upon demonstrated performance abilities. Scholarship offers may be made only after a student has been admitted to the university. For information on other scholarship opportunities, potential students should visit the University Scholarships page.

For international admission, please visit the office of International Student Undergraduate Admission.


To schedule an audition, email, contact the main office at (662) 846-4615, or contact the appropriate ensemble director:

Audition Requirements

For a list of audition requirements, click HERE

Music Theory Entrance Exam

All entering music majors and minors are required to demonstrate their knowledge of music theory and notation and proficiency in musicianship by taking music theory entrance exams in the first week of their first semester as a music major or minor at DSU.  Click HERE for an explanation of the DSU music theory entrance exams.

These resources may be helpful in preparing for the DSU music theory entrance exams: