The Department of Music strives to enrich and inspire the human mind and spirit through the pursuit of excellence in creative activity, research, teaching, and service. University of Arkansas is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Two baccalaureate degrees in music are available: the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music. Learn more in the catalog of studies.

Undergraduate Student Admissions

Thank you for your interest in our undergraduate music programs at the University of Arkansas! We appreciate the time, talent, and energy you and your support team have devoted to making the important decision of pursuing a music degree. For answers as you continue the admission process, please contact our Director of Admissions, Dr. Justin Hunter - jrhunte@uark.edu.

Please note that all students wishing to enroll as music majors  must complete two applications, a University of Arkansas application and a Department of Music application. 

Step 1: Apply to the University

All first year students, transfer students, and international students must be admitted to both the University of Arkansas and to the Department of Music. Complete the appropriate University of Arkansas application.

Step 2: Apply to the Department of Music

An application to the Department of Music is required. This area-specific application allows our faculty to appropriately evaluate applicants based on their musical background and achievements as a student in the arts. 

The Department application will go live in September and will be a part of the UA applicant portal.

Step 3: On-Campus Audition

All music major applicants must audition with the Department. Through your application to the Department, students will sign up for one of the following audition days. Students unable to come to an audition day can set up a separate audition, however, students are strongly encouraged to attend the assigned days.

  • Audition Dates for 2020 Admission:
    • November 18 (early acceptance)
    • January 27
    • February 10
    • February 24
    • March 6

Learn More About the Audition Process:

Exceptions to On-Campus Auditions
Candidates who live a great distance from campus may submit a recording of the audition repertoire. Please contact the appropriate area (follow the links above) for more information.

Visiting the Department of Music
Contact Dr. Justin Hunter, Director of Admissions, (479) 575-4908 or email jrhunte@uark.edu.