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. The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of 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 undergraduate advising coordinator, Lia Uribe, at (479) 575-4138 or music@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: Admission to the Department of Music

Students may start their application for admission to the Department of Music prior to being admitted to the University of Arkansas. However, acceptance as a degree seeking music major is contingent upon admission to the University of Arkansas. Apply to the Department of Music

Step 3: On-Campus Audition

All music major applicant must audition with the Department. After your application has been received, the Music Office will put you in contact with the appropriate faculty members, but applicants must request an audition date below.

  • 2018 admission audition dates:
    • Winds and Percussion - Request Audition
      • Monday, January 22
      • Monday, February 5
      • Monday, February 26
      • Monday, March 12
    • Voice, Strings, Piano, Guitar - Request Audition
      • Friday, December 8
      • Friday, January 26
      • Friday, February 9
      • Saturday, March 10

Learn More About the Audition Requirements Below:


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 Justin Hunter, Music Office Room 201, (479) 575-4702 or email music@uark.edu.