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Undergraduate Admissions & Auditions


Thank you for your interest in applying to the School of Music at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. To major or minor in music at SIU or to apply for music scholarships, you will need to complete both applications below.

After you have completed the application process both the University and the School of music you will need to Schedule your Audition.

If you have any questions about the School of Music admission process, please contact our main office at 618-536-8742 or email the School of Music, at We look forward to hearing from you.


The student auditions for the appropriate faculty for acceptance to their chosen program of study. School of Music holds auditions on-campus and by appointment. For more information regarding the audition process, feel free to contact the instructor of your specific instrument.

The School of Music requires all Prospective Students to audition as part of their admission requirements.

All School of Music auditions will begin at 10am and typically end around lunch time.

The 2024-2025 audition dates are:

  • Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 10am
  • Monday, February 19, 2024 at 10am

To set up your audition date, please complete your School of Music application here.

All audition dates are for incoming students and transfer students. All on-campus auditions are held at Altgeld Hall on the SIU campus. We will be honoring social distancing guidelines of the state and university. If you have any concerns regarding procedures, please contact Prof. Chris Butler -

If students are not able to make it to campus, arrangements can be made for live auditions via Zoom, FaceTime or other video conferencing means, or by YouTube or other video submission. Please contact the instructor of your specific instrument if you would like to audition this way.

Individual Instrument Audition Requirements

Altgeld Hall