How to Apply

Ethnomusicology
Global Jazz Studies
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music History and Industry
Musicology

Application Timeline

1
UC Application, due November 30
All applicants to specialized schools at UCLA must still complete the UC Application by the published deadline. Be sure to choose the correct School of Music major as your first choice major for UCLA. Please note that all minimum academic requirements for admission to UCLA apply to School of Music applicants.
UC Application Instructions
UC Application Instructions
UC Application Instructions
UC Application, due November 30
UC Application, due November 30
2
Supplemental Application, due December 6 at 11:59 pm PST
After you submit the UC Application, you must complete the School of Music supplemental application on the Acceptd platform. Please note that only students who complete the UC Application and indicate a School of Music major as their first choice major will have their supplemental applications reviewed. Review of the Supplemental Application is also only guaranteed for that first choice major indicated on the UC application; please do not submit two separate Supplemental Applications, as only the first choice major application will be reviewed. UCLA only considers first choice majors at the time of application (not alternate majors), and does not admit students into double major programs at the time of application; all double major students declare the secondary major after admission.
Supplemental Application
Supplemental Application
Supplemental Application
Supplemental Application, due December 6 at 11:59 pm PST
Supplemental Application, due December 6 at 11:59 pm PST
3
Prescreening
All programs currently screen completed Supplemental Applications before deciding who to invite for final round auditions/interviews. As part of the Supplemental Application, we currently ask for prescreening audition materials to be submitted for the following majors and instruments: Music Performance BM or Music Education BA - all instruments except for Bassoon, Guitar, Harp, Oboe, Organ, and Percussion. Global Jazz Studies BA - all instruments. Music Composition BA - all applicants must submit a composition portfolio. More information can be found on the program-specific pages above and the guidelines published on the Acceptd platform. These guidelines are updated for the following cycle by August 1 each year.
Supplemental Application
Supplemental Application
Supplemental Application
Prescreening
Prescreening
4
Audition and/or Interview
In late December, you will be notified if you will proceed in the School of Music's admissions process via email. If you are not chosen to proceed in our final round audition/interview process, you will have three options: 1) request that UCLA change your first choice major; 2) withdraw your application completely; or 3) take no action and receive no offer of admission from UCLA. Auditions/interviews occur in late January and early February. Applicants who are unable to come to campus for their audition/interview are welcome to submit final recordings or conduct virtual auditions/interviews.
Audition and/or Interview
Audition and/or Interview
5
Admissions Decision
You will receive a single admissions decision in spring that applies to both UCLA and the Herb Alpert School of Music from UCLA Undergraduate Admissions. The School of Music does not notify applicants separately from the university.
UCLA Application Status
UCLA Application Status
UCLA Application Status
Admissions Decision
Admissions Decision
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