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BM Degree (Jazz/Classical Performance)

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Check out our Jazz/Classical Performance Audition Requirements!


Apply to William Paterson University!

Once you apply you will receive an email from William Paterson Undergraduate Admissions with a student ID# and instructions for completing the Music Department application.


 If you are applying for Spring 2024, please complete a Music Department application on Slideroom

 If you are applying for Fall 2024, complete a Music Department application on My Application Status Page

  • Submit your audio-recorded jazz application.
  • Select the mode of performance for your classical audition (live or recorded).
    For live audition, select an audition date. For recorded audition, upload a recording.
  • Upload an essay, approximately 300 words, describing your personal, artistic, and career goals (Word or PDF only).
  • Provide two names and email addresses for references, one of which must be a music educator or studio teacher.
  • Complete our online theory test.

Applications must be received by January 1 for full consideration for institutional scholarships.

February 1 is the deadline for submitting Jazz Program applications for Fall matriculation (including all supplementary materials). Only audio recordings are accepted. April 1 is the deadline for submitting Classical Program applications for Fall matriculation.

November 1 is the deadline for submitting Jazz and Classical Program applications for Spring matriculation (including all supplementary materials). Spring matriculation is only available for bass, piano and brass instruments.

International Students:

Please go to the website for International Admissions for additional requirements. Please send all completed documentation to the Office of International Students and Scholars.