Students who wish to enroll in the LSU School of Music must be admissible to Louisiana State University and successfully pass an audition with the School of Music. These two steps occur simultaneously.
Music merit scholarships are only awarded to students pursuing a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, or Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. Scholarships range from partial to full-tuition, and may be combined with additional awards. Scholarship decisions are primarily based on the audition.
Admission to the School of Music requires an audition, tailored to your chosen area of study. Once you have begun your LSU application, the School of Music Audition Application can be accessed via the admissions portal:
To be admitted to MUS 2620 (Theory I) or MUS 2630 (Honors Theory I), all first-year School of Music undergraduates and transfer students must either take and pass MUS 1701 (Foundations of Music Study), OR take and pass an entrance diagnostic exam. Sample questions are provided below for study.
Aural skills and music theory are strongly integrated parts of our curriculum; we encourage incoming students to prepare themselves for music study at LSU by consulting some of the aural skills tools available via the Internet or elsewhere.
The LSU School of Music offers several categories of undergraduate degrees, covering a broad range of skill sets and specializations. Any information below is for planning purposes only, and does not replace a student’s individual catalog and degree audit requirements upon entering the School.