If you are planning on pursuing a major in music, there are a few additional steps to complete your application.

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

In addition, all music applicants must:

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

Please note that, because audition season is January and February, all music applicants apply to Lawrence using the Regular Decision admission plan.



You are required to audition if you plan on pursuing any of our degree options with a major in music, or if you are planning on majoring in something other than music and would like to compete for an Ensemble Award. Visit our Music Scholarships page for additional requirements for scholarships and awards. Students are required to complete the Common Application before registering for an audition.

Audition Registration

Music Resume

A music resume detailing your musical experiences is also required. You can either fill out our music resume, or submit your own resume. 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 also due by the application deadline.

Theatre 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 ro register.

Theatre Audition 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

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