How to Apply


Thank you for your interest in the School of Music at Kennesaw State University! We’re pleased that you want to learn more about how to become a student here. KSU welcomes applications from talented and dedicated young musicians seeking degrees in music. We offer three degree programs and a minor:


  • The Bachelor of Music in Performance is intended for students who wish study all aspects of performance and who intend to pursue graduate study and careers as performers. Concentrations are available in instrumental, jazz, piano, and vocal performance.
  • The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is intended for students wish to teach elementary (general) music, or middle school or high school band, orchestra, or choir
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Music is intended for students who desire a more liberal arts music degree with concentrations in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, or music theory.


All students applying to become either a Major or a Minor in the School of Music must complete an audition for the faculty.


Audition Dates for Spring 2014 Admission


Friday, November 1, 2013



                  All programs and instruments

Audition Dates for Fall 2014 Admission


Friday, February 14, 2014


**No jazz


Friday, February 21, 2014



**No jazz


Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Jazz (all instruments)


Friday, March 21, 2014


**No jazz


Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Jazz (all instruments)


Saturday, April 26, 2014


All instruments
**No jazz
**No percussion


Click here for specific audition requirements


NOTE: Applications to the School of Music are due at least two weeks prior to the designated audition date. If you submit your application after this two-week period, you may not be able to audition on your desired date. The School of Music will begin accepting applications after September 1, 2013 and will continue to accept applications so long as openings are available.


To become a major or minor in the School of Music at Kennesaw State University, you must do the following:


Apply to the university. You may audition before a final decision is made on your university application, but we will not schedule an audition for you until an application is on file. When you complete and submit the KSU application, you will receive your KSU ID number and Net ID. These are required to complete the application to the School of Music.


If you have already submitted your KSU application, here are the instructions for locating your KSU ID and Net ID.


  • Complete the Online Application for the School of Music. Before you begin the application, you will need the following:


    • A JavaScript enabled web browser such as Internet Explorer 6+, Safari 2+, Firefox 2+, or Chrome
    • Your KSU ID number and Net ID
    • A brief (300-500 word) essay that describes the reasons why you have chosen to pursue a degree in your particular area of interest (i.e., performance, music education, composition, ethnomusicology, music theory, or musicology). Include a description of your career aspirations and how your degree will help you reach them.
    • A complete Résumé and Repertoire list that includes the following:
      • All ensembles you have participated in, significant solo performances, musicals, operas, teaching experience, etc.
      • A list of all significant pieces you have studied and/or performed. Label those that you have from memory with an “M”, and those that you have performed with a “P”. Only list ensemble pieces in which you had a featured solo or principal part.
      • NOTE: If you are applying to the BA in Composition, you will need to submit a portfolio of compositions to be reviewed by the faculty. You can either do this directly through the online application, or under separate cover.


Once the College of the Arts receives this supplemental application and confirms that you have applied to the university, you will receive confirmation of your audition date via email. Please be sure to provide us with an email address that you use on a regular basis. If you are a current KSU student, this email, and all future communication from the College of the Arts will be sent to your student email account





College of the Arts Admissions Coordinator:
Christine Collins,

Phone: 770.423.6614


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