Application Procedures for Undergraduate Studies

For studies beginning in the fall semester, live auditions are scheduled in the Music Building Room 36 on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

All students seeking admission to the Music Department must submit the UHM admission application (System Application Form) by the Admission Office's deadlines (see below). A printable form and instructions are available on-line at This application should be submitted directly to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Office of Admissions & Records, 2600 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822-2385.

Please note that the date for Music Department applications may differ from that for general university undergraduate applications.

In addition to the above application and other information required by the UH Admissions Office, students seeking admission to the Music Department must also submit the additional items listed below by the Music Department's deadlines.

The following materials should be sent directly to:

Music Undergraduate Admissions
Music Department, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
2411 Dole St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Music Department Undergraduate Admission Application (If applying for Music Department scholarships, this form must be postmarked by February 1.)
  2. One Teacher Recommendation Form
  3. Audition recording or request for a live audition. (Those who have already auditioned should indicate on the Admission Application the date of the live audition and the name of the faculty member for whom they performed.)
  4. Complete repertoire list.

Please ensure that you have submitted the separate UH Systems application. Music Department acceptance cannot be considered until you have formally applied to UHM.

International students who are not native speakers of English will be required to submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 500/173/61 (paper/computer/internet) or higher.

All music majors are required to audition for the music faculty. Although a live audition is preferable, we also accept high quality, unedited recordings from those unable to come to Honolulu for an audition. Please see the recording instructions as well as audition information on the Auditions page. Recordings will not be reviewed until the application is complete.

Late applicants should contact the Music Department Chair at (808) 956-7756 or before sending their materials.

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