Briefly detail your musical background.
Please provide a statement (600 words maximum) that describes why you wish to study music in the UB Department of Music. In your statement, and in no particular order, please discuss the following elements:
- Your goals for studying music at UB
- Your musical interests, experiences, and influences
- Your professional/career objectives
Optional: List up to two references below.
We recommend that you let your references know they have been listed and may be contacted for additional information, though it is not guaranteed they will be contacted. Academic teachers and/or private music teachers (e.g. people who can speak to your academic strengths) are recommended. Please note that this is not a recommendation letter requirement.
Auditions are required to enter the BA or MusB music major, the Music Performance minor, or the Jazz Performance minor. If you are pursuing one of those degrees, please complete the section below. In-person auditions are encouraged, but video auditions are accepted.
If you plan to send a video recording of your audition, select an audition date below, and email a link to your recording to Nicole Rosen by that date.
You will receive an email confirmation shortly after submitting your application. If you have scheduled an audition, we will contact you separately to establish a time.