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 22, 2023 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 the last formal audition date (February 18), applications and auditions will be reviewed as there is space available in studios or until May 15. Please contact Brigid Findley (Crawford) at regarding appropriate next steps in the application and audition process. We encourage you to apply and audition as soon as possible for full consideration.

School of Music Application


Contact Us

Music Building
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - noon
1 - 4:30 p.m.
Austyn V. Menk
Music Admissions Coordinator
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