VCUarts Music is now accepting Fall 2020 applications and video auditions for students who missed on-campus auditions.  Contact apply4music@vcu.edu for more information.

Video auditions for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 auditions will be accepted beginning in September when the 2021 applications open.  Applicants will also complete a video interview with music faculty.  VCU will not be holding live auditions this year.  To learn more about the process, visit the Remote Auditions page.


Follow these steps to apply to VCU’s Department of Music.  All music applicants must audition. The audition includes performing a prepared piece, sight-reading, and an interview with a department representative.

Participation in school music programs, private lessons, extracurricular activities and employment experience may strengthen an application.

All prospective students are encouraged to visit campus and shadow a current student.


School of the Arts
The Department of Music is part of VCU’s nationally recognized School of the Arts, rated the number one public School of the Arts by U.S. News and World Report.