Students can study and experience music through many different ways at Lawrence, whether it is in our Bachelor of Music program, Bachelor of Arts in Music program, our flagship double-degree Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor Music program, or simply performing in ensembles while pursuing a non-music major. No matter what your musical and academic goals are, Lawrence will work with you to achieve them all. At Lawrence University - music matters.
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
Early Action: November 1
Regular Decision: 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)
- 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.
Students are required to complete an application before registering for an audition. 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.
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 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.