Western Carolina University's School of Music provides student musicians with academic, performance, and recording experiences that prepare them for careers in the profession. From our award-winning Pride of the Mountains Marching Band to our regionally acclaimed Music Education and Commercial & Electronic Music programs, our students are surrounded by excellence. In addition to admittance to WCU, students who wish to study in the School of Music must audition. See the link below for specific audition information.
Every music major or minor program requires a live audition for the School of Music in addition to the standard undergraduate admissions process for the university.
Auditions for Fall take place in late January and February.Explore the Admission and Audition Process
Through support from donors, WCU's Friends of the Arts and our music faculty, the School of Music offers several competitive scholarships. Interested students must apply for scholarships through the University each year prior to Feb. 1 for the following fall.Learn More