Steps to Apply Now! First: You should have already applied to William Paterson University. If you haven’t please do so HERE. Second: You should have received an email with instructions for applying to the Department of Music at William Paterson University which includes your Student ID#. Third: Check out our audition requirements. Fourth: Log into Slideroom and find your program to complete the Music Department Application. Here you will upload your recorded audition and the following materials: An essay, approximately 300 words, describing your personal, artistic, and career goals (Word or PDF only). Fifth: Please provide two names and emails of references. One reference must be a music educator or studio teacher. You will then complete an online theory test. Sixth: You will receive an email with information regarding the date for placement exams, which will be sent to you upon receipt of your music department application. Seventh: Come to campus for placement tests.