Admission and Scholarships
AdmissionThose wishing to apply for admission should follow the steps below.
- Apply for admission to SBU ((800) 526-5859)
- Contact the department of music and schedule an audition as soon as possible, during the academic year prior to attending SBU.
In addition to admission to the University, a student pursuing a music degree must be admitted to the department of music. Upon successful completion of an entrance audition, all new students (freshmen and transfer students) are first admitted to the department as pre-music majors. Upon completion of specific courses and evaluation by the music faculty, pre-music majors may be formally admitted into a music degree program.
The majority of SBU music students are selected to receive financial assistance through a music performance scholarship in one or more areas (keyboard, vocal and instrumental). Awards are renewable annually. Requirements for receiving scholarships are listed below:
Choral and Instrumental Scholarships - participate in an assigned role in SBU ensembles
Keyboard Scholarships - perform assigned accompanying duties for soloists and/or ensembles in the department
All Scholarships - maintain a 2.5 minimum grade point average in all college course work