• Chapman Music students performing
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

Admission Information

» Music Admission Process

  1. Follow the Chapman application process and submit your Common Application.
  2. Submit your Creative Supplement and Pre-screening Audition Video* through your Application Status Page. You’ll gain access to your Application Status Page within 48 hours of submitting the Common Application!
  3. Wait. (This is when we’ll review your application and materials.) Select applicants will be invited to virtual callback session.
  4. Receive your final admission decision.

Creative Supplement

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

  • A brief questionnaire.
  • A video upload. Visit the Audition Process webpage for instrument-specific requirements for all music programs, which includes BM in Performance (Instrumental, Vocal, Conducting), BM in Composition, BM (Pre-Music Education Certification), and BA in Music.
  • Additional documents are required for BA in Music, BM in Composition, BM in Conducting, and BM (Pre-Music Education Certification) applicants as outlined below. 

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


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Pre-screening Audition Video

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the standard pre-screening video will take the place of an in-person audition. You will be prompted to upload the video on your Application Status page after completing the Creative Supplement.

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


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Application Deadlines

Please visit the appropriate How to Apply page for specific admission application deadlines:

Virtual Callback Sessions

Select applicants will be invited to a virtual callback session to meet program directors and answer additional questions.

Visit our Audition Process webpage for more information.