Musicians can choose to apply Early Action 1 (apply by November 1) or Regular Decision (apply by January 15). What we consider: 

  • Common Application (including Lawrence specific essay) or the Lawrence Application (we accept either)
  • Letters of Recommendation (typically an academic teacher) 
  • Transcripts
  • Test scores (if you wish, as we are test optional)
  • Interview (recommended, not required)

In addition, all music applicants must:

  • Schedule and complete an audition
  • Complete a music resume
  • Submit a music teacher recommendation

All above materials must be submitted by application deadline.  



Auditions are required if you:

  • plan on pursuing any of our degree options with a major in music
  • ​plan on majoring in something other than music and interested in our Ensemble Award

Auditions are recommended if you are considering:

  • a music minor
  • ​private lessons or participating in ensembles

Visit our Music Scholarships page for additional requirements for scholarships and awards. Students are required to complete an application before registering for an audition.

Audition Registration

Music Resume

A music resume details your musical experiences such as solo and ensemble, mater classes, summer festivals, private lessons, competitions, etc.You can either submit your own resume or complete our resume form. Your resume is due by the application deadline.

Music Resume Form

Music Teacher Evaluation

In addition to your academic teacher recommendation, you also need to submit a music teacher evaluation. This evaluation can be completed by your private teacher, high school teacher, or other teacher who could speak to your musical abilities.

After you submit your application to Lawrence, the teacher you listed as a reference will receive an e-mail with our link to submit a music teacher evaluation. Your evaluation is due by the application deadline.

Theatre Arts Workshop

The Theatre Arts workshop is designed to connect prospective theatre makers with current theatre faculty and students. Exercises in this workshop will test your workability, collaborative skills and ingenuity. Student can audition for the Theatre Arts Scholarship and attend the workshop  the same day.

If you are interested in being considered for a Theatre Arts scholarship, please register for an audition and for the workshop. Follow the link below to the Theatre Department page to register.

Theatre Audition Information & Registration


Your Musical Interest

Interested in the Lawrence Conservatory? Want to hear more about it? Do you want the Lawrence Conservatory to hear more about you?

Fill out our Music Interest Form:

Music Interest Form

Deadline dates

Early Action - November 1

Apply by November 1
Audition on campus or submit a recording (see Audition Registration for dates)
We notify by December 15
You decide by May 1

Regular Decision - Jan 15

Apply by January 15
Audition on campus, regionally or submit a recording (see Audition Registration for dates) 
We notify by April 1
You decide by May 1

Additional Submission Deadlines 
Composition Portfolio
Early Action: November 1
Regular Decision: January 15

Early Action: November 12
Regular Decision: January 21

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