• Chapman Music students performing
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music


» How to Apply to the Music Program

  1. Follow the Chapman application process and submit your Common Application.
  2. Wait to gain access to your Application Status Page (usually within 48 hours of submitting the Common Applications).
  3. Submit your Creative Supplement and Pre-screen Audition Video through your Application Status page.
  4. Select applicants will be invited to a live audition.
  5. Receive your final admission decision.

Creative Supplement

The Creative Supplement serves as your artistic portfolio and helps us review artistic talent and program readiness.

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Pre-screen Audition Video

All applicants must submit a pre-screen audition video. All videos should include the following:

  • Introduce yourself and briefly describe your performing experience.
  • Briefly state why you want to attend Chapman University.
  • Announce the title of your piece and the name of the composer before you begin your performance.
  • Check your recording before uploading to make sure both audio and video are present.
  • Instrumental audition video length is determined by the content requirements.
  • Vocal audition video length should be no more than five to six minutes.

Specific video audition requirements for your chosen instrument or voice are found below.

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Live Audition Sessions and Dates

After submitting the university application, creative supplement, and pre-screen audition video, select applicants will be invited to a live audition session.

The live audition may be in person or virtual and includes an introductory session, an interview with the corresponding music program director and the audition itself.

All applicants must audition on their primary instrument (guitar, percussion, piano, strings, vocal, woodwinds or brass). Applicants to the BA in Music, BM in Composition and BM (Pre-Music Education Certification) must submit additional materials.

Live audition requirements are the same as listed for the pre-screen video (above). See the specific audition requirements for your chosen instrument or voice (above under Pre-Screen Audition Video).

Fall Application Deadlines

  • First-Year Early Decision and Early Action applicants—November 1, 2023
  • First-year Regular Decision applicants—January 15, 2024
  • Transfer applicants—February 15, 2024

If you have questions, visit our Creative Supplement FAQs page or email us at copaadmit@chapman.edu.