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Deadlines for application to ECU for fall semester enrollment are
March 15 for those applying for freshman status and
April 15 for transfer students. However, you are strongly encouraged to apply by
December 1. Completed music applications must be received at least one week prior to your requested audition date.
To major or minor in music at East Carolina University, you must be admitted to the School of Music through a competitive audition process. This audition is in addition to the regular undergraduate admission requirements of East Carolina University. Acceptance to East Carolina does not guarantee admission to the School of Music, and conversely, acceptance as a music major does not guarantee acceptance to East Carolina University.
East Carolina's School of Music is a major music school that is part of a research university that offers students a professional music degree with the benefit of a broad, liberal arts education.
All East Carolina students must meet the foundations curriculum guidelines. These courses equal one-third of a music student's undergraduate curriculum and include English, social sciences, humanities and fine arts, science, mathematics, and health and physical education.
The bachelor of music degree requires a common core of music courses. These courses are designed to develop your technical and musical abilities and include music theory, music history, ear training, piano, orchestration, conducting, applied music, and performing groups. You must present a minimum of a half recital on your major instrument.
At the end of the second year of music study, a student is evaluated on applied and academic performance to determine the eligibility to continue studying in the declared major. (visit the
Academic Programs page).
For more information on the specific degrees, visit the
Academic Programs page or
view a complete listing of our music faculty.
If you need more information or have questions concerning admission to the School of Music, you can contact the Director of Music Admissions:
Dr. Rachel CopelandAssociate Director School of Music
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353