Come to Cal State LA as a Music Major!
All incoming students must first apply to the univeristy through CSU Apply. General admissions information and frequently asked questions can be found on the Univeristy Admissions and Recruitment website.
Acceptance into an undergraduate or graduate music degree program at California State University, Los Angeles requires a performance audition. Entering freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who have been accepted for admission by the university should be prepared to perform for a faculty panel a 10-minute program of music drawn from the standard repertoire for the student’s instrument or voice. A list of specific audition requirements for each area of music study can be found by selecting one of the links below. Graduate degree candidates in instrumental or vocal performance seeking admission will find audition requirements listed under the list of voice and instruments noted.
Select the instrument or voice on which you wish to audition for a description of the undergraduate and graduate repertoire requirements. Undergraduate music education candidates must audition on their principal instrument or voice. Undergraduate candidates seeking admission to jazz studies or composition, please select the links below for specific audition requirements and expectations for admission to those programs. Graduate degree candidates seeking admission to a specialized degree program should refer to the specific graduate degree program of interest for specific audition or other pre-admission requirements.
After reviewing the audition repertoire, all incoming freshman and transfer students must schedule an audition. Auditions are held yearly and the dates are listed above. International students can submit audition videos online or mail in physical copies. Please call (323) 343-4060 after December 1 to schedule an audition.