Future Students


Admission and Auditions

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In order to be accepted into any School of Music degree program, students must first apply to the university through the Office of Admissions. Once admitted to the university, students must also audition successfully on their primary instrument.


Click HERE to register for your audition.

For questions, contact Sandy Franke, our music school secretary ([email protected]/260-481-6714). We look forward to meeting with you and hearing you soon!


Performance Standards

To gain unconditional acceptance into any degree program, applicants must demonstrate the ability to:

  • readily match pitch
  • demonstrate a functional music reading level appropriate to the applied area
  • meet performance standards appropriate for their degree area
  • demonstrate appropriate abilities in tonal and rhythmic memory

Audition Procedures

Specific audition dates will be set in the fall and spring semesters, with alternate dates available for those who cannot attend the scheduled dates. Links are provided below for the audition requirements of the various performance areas.

Auditions for the degrees in Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy, and the Concentration in Music and an Outside Field:

Auditions for the degrees in Popular Music  

For the degree in Music Industry:

There is no required audition.  Admittance to Purdue University Fort Wayne guarantees admittance to this program. 

Click here for Scholarship information

Audition Dates

Audition dates for 2021-2022:

Saturday - December 4, 2021
Monday - February 21, 2022
Saturday - March 19, 2022
Saturday - April 23, 2022

For acceptance into the music program and scholarship consideration. High School sophomores and juniors are welcome to audition for comments only. Earlier auditions increase opportunities for scholarship awards.


You may bring your own accompanist for your audition, or you may perform with a Purdue Fort Wayne pianist. A Purdue Fort Wayne accompanist will be available for a $20.00 fee, payable directly to the accompanist at the time of your audition.