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  • There is an application fee.

Apply to the University of Iowa

Apply to the UI School of Music and Register for an Audition

We are currently revising our Undergraduate application. The new application system should be ready by September 1, 2019. This page will be updated at that time.  

  • There is no application fee.
  • You must have a HawkID to apply
  • Completed applications must be submitted by February 1. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required
    This letter should be written by either a private instructor or the student's Band/Choral/Orchestral Conductor. It should include the student's name and reference how the letter writer knows of the student's musical abilities and any other pertinent information. The letter may be mailed directly to the School (93 East Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242) or brought to the audition in a sealed envelope.
  • Please see Audition Requirements for audition information specific to your instrument.

Apply to the UI School of Music

Click here for more information about undergraduate music admissions »


To begin the application process, select your degree program and follow the application instructions listed. There are two sections to the graduate application: 1) General information and fee payment, and 2) Departmental section which includes uploading supporting documents. Prospective graduate students seeking financial assistance are required to submit completed applications no later than December 1.
Please note that specific areas may have different deadlines and additional application/audition requirements. Contact your area of interest for further information.

Begin the UI graduate application process


If you have questions about applying, please e-mail