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To apply to CSUF’s graduate program in music, you must first complete an application to the university through and then complete a departmental audition. Audition requirements and deadlines vary according to your intended emphasis in music. Please review the audition requirements provided below for your intended degree program and emphasis. After your university application has been processed and you have received a campus-wide identification number (CWID), you can arrange for an audition here.

MM in Performance
Choral Conducting
Collaborative Piano
Orchestral Conducting  
Wind Band Conducting

MM in Theory/Composition
MA in Music, Music Education
MA in Music, Music History and Literature
MA in Music, Piano Pedagogy

Deadlines. If no application deadline is listed in the .pdf file above for your intended emphasis, applicants may be considered on a rolling basis. However, if you intend to audition during the main February audition period to begin classes the next fall semester, you should submit your application by the end of January to ensure the most complete review of all of your materials.

Where to submit your application materials. Submit your application materials to the university, the department graduate program adviser, and audition panel as follows:



Department Graduate Program Adviser

Audition Panel

Mailing address

CSU Fullerton
Admissions and Records
P.O. Box 6900
Fullerton, CA 92834-6900

Dr. Laura Lohman
Department Graduate Program Adviser
CSU Fullerton
Department of Music
P.O. Box 6850
Fullerton, CA



At complete the university application online, including the statement of purpose.


Schedule an audition at If the audition registration is closed, contact the area coordinator, as listed on the .pdf file above, for information about the next audition period.

Items to mail or bring in person

Mail official transcripts of your previous university coursework to the address above.

  • Foreign language transcripts must be accompanied by certified English translations.

  • Cal State Fullerton alumni do not need to request CSUF transcripts.

Note that GRE scores are not required for admission.

Mail to the address above:

3 letters of recommendation

Any video, essay, composition portfolio, or writing samples specified in the .pdf file above

Bring to your audition any repertoire list and/or unofficial transcripts if specified as a requirement in the .pdf file above

International applicants

If your native language is not English and you have not completed a bachelor’s degree at an English-speaking institution, submit TOEFL scores to the university mailing address above. Admission to the music department requires a TOEFL score of 560/83.



Scholarships. The most accurate information about scholarships can be obtained by contacting the area coordinator, as listed at the bottom of the .pdf file above.