How to Apply

Ethnomusicology
Global Jazz Studies
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music History and Industry
Musicology
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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 4
After you submit the UC Application, you must complete the School of Music supplemental application on the Acceptd platform. You must choose the same major for both the UC application and the Supplemental Application; you cannot apply to multiple programs, as UCLA does not allow you to enter as a double major student, nor do they consider alternate majors. Be sure to review the supplemental application requirements for your major ahead of time. Students who only complete the UC Application without completing the Supplemental Application for the School of Music or vice versa cannot and will not be considered for admission.
Supplemental Application
Supplemental Application
Supplemental Application
Supplemental Application, due December 4
Supplemental Application, due December 4
3
Prescreening
All programs except Ethnomusicology currently prescreen completed supplemental applications before deciding who to invite for final round auditions/interviews. We currently ask for prescreening audition materials to be submitted via the supplemental application 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 pages above and the guidelines published on the Acceptd platform.
Supplemental Application
Supplemental Application
Supplemental Application
Prescreening
Prescreening
4
Audition and/or Interview (Live-Virtual for 2020-21)
In early January, you will be notified if you will proceed in the School of Music's admissions process via email. Please note that only Ethnomusicology will not have final round auditions/interviews for the 2020-21 admissions cycle (you need only complete the supplemental application). 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.
Audition and/or Interview (Live-Virtual for 2020-21)
Audition and/or Interview (Live-Virtual for 2020-21)
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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