Apply to the School of Music

Applying to NIU is a two-step process, requiring all prospective students to complete the appropriate application(s) and audition. 

Please review the undergraduate or graduate admissions requirements for important, specific application information. Learn more about what to prepare and expect for your auditions. We encourage you to apply and complete all required materials early. Questions? Please contact Brigid Crawford ( 


Graduate Students

You must complete your NIU general application, music application and audition by Wednesday, February 23, 2022 for priority admission and scholarship consideration. If you are unable to attend one of our scheduled audition days, you must receive permission to schedule a separate audition or submit a video audition. 

*Following February 20, please contact Brigid Crawford ( to schedule an audition. Applications and auditions will be accepted based upon studio capacity.

School of Music Supplemental Application