• Chapman Music students performing
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

Admission Information

» Applying to Undergraduate Music Programs

Students seeking admission to one of our music programs must follow University guidelines to apply and submit a Common Application. Each music program also requires:

  • A creative supplement
  • Program-specific materials
  • Letter of recommendation (if invited for an in-person audition)

Visit our How to Apply page for each program’s specific application requirements.

A final admission decision will not be made until all required materials have been submitted and reviewed by the admission and music committees.

Select applicants will be invited to audition. For more information, visit our In-Person Audition page.

Application Deadlines

There are three options for applying to Chapman.

Early Action

Early Action (EA) is a non-binding early deadline. Decision notification begins in late December for most programs, and are then sent on a rolling basis through the beginning of February.

  • EA applications are due November 1.
  • EA applicants may apply to other Early Action colleges.
  • Binding Early Decision and Early Decision II program applicants to other schools can also apply Early Action to Chapman.

Early Decision

Early Decision (ED) is a binding early deadline. Decision notifications are sent in late December. This option is appropriate only if you are sure Chapman is your first choice.

  • ED applications are due November 1.
  • Binding means you must commit to enroll at Chapman if admitted.
  • ED applicants can not apply Early Decision to other institutions.
  • ED applicants can apply EA to other colleges, but must withdraw those applications if admitted to Chapman.

Regular Decision

Regular Decision (RD) is a non-binding deadline and is chosen by the majority of our applicants. Decision notification for RD is in mid-March.

  • RD applications for Fall are due January 15.
  • RD applicants may apply ED or EA to other institutions.
  • You can view complete Spring and Fall deadlines for RD on our How to Apply - First Year Students page.

Late applications are reviewed on a space-available basis. Visit our Undergraduate Admission site for more information on applying to Chapman.

Take a Tour

Schedule a department tour to visit the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music facilities. You can also sit in on a class or take a complimentary lesson with a faculty member.

While on campus, sign up for a Campus Tour and Information Session. These tours are led by current students and are a great way to see more of the Chapman.