High School Music Admissions

The UNCSA School of Music high school program is for students in grades 9–12. Students enter into the high school music program at any grade level with the exception of the Voice program, which is for grades 11 and 12 only. Admissions is based on a combination of artistic and academic merits.

Deadlines & Audition Dates

The deadline to apply for Fall 2023 entry has passed but select concentrations are able to consider additional candidates on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Admissions for details.

Auditions are conducted in-person, closely following campus Community Health Standards. Applicants are required to submit recording(s) and schedule a live audition. Select programs prescreen applicants to determine if a live audition or interview will be conducted.

Qualifying applicants who submit a completed application, application fee, and all Required Application Documents by the appropriate deadline will be invited to schedule an audition for faculty.

Audition registration will begin no later than November 1, 2022.

Application and Application Fee Deadline Required Application Materials Deadline Decision Release
Thursday, December 1, 2022 (11:59 p.m. EST) Wednesday, January 18, 2023 (11:59 p.m. EST) Friday, March 24, 2023

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 (11:59 p.m. EST) *

1 week prior to a scheduled audition * Rolling decisions through Monday, May 1, 2023 *

* Note: Added January 27, 2023.

Admissions Criteria

GPA & Academic Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.3 (C+), no more than one failing grade in the previous year's work and no more than two failing grades in their overall coursework.

Completed Application, Fees & Required Documents

  1. Complete the online application.

  2. Pay your Application Fee: $95 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, $130 for international applicants. Application fees are non-refundable.

    Payment Options
    • Online: Follow payment instructions at the end of the application or on your Admissions Portal.
    • Check or Money Order (through a U.S. bank): Make payable to "UNCSA" and include your full legal name. Mail your payment and fully legible name of the applicant to the Office of Admissions.
    • International Applicants: Use Flywire to pay your application fee online through an international bank or pay by check or money order through a U.S. bank as listed above.
  3. Upload all Required Application Documents prior to their appointed deadline.

Please note: If applying to two different UNCSA art schools (Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts), a completed second application and fee is required.