Audition Requirements - Majors and Minors

Audition Requirements - Majors and Minors

All applicants for the Music Major or Minor must schedule an audition for admission to the Tell School of Music.

  • Prospective music majors in Performance, Music Education, and Music Industry are required to complete four components: Solo Performance, Aural Assessment, Music Theory Written Evaluation, and Interview.
  • Music Minors are required to complete the Solo Performance, Aural Assessment, and Music Theory Written Evaluation. Music Minors do NOT have to complete an Interview unless they are transferring.
  • Transfer students must bring a copy of their transcript from their current institution (unofficial with a university header is acceptable) and present it at the Interview. 
  • Audition days begin at 9:15 a.m. on scheduled dates and conclude no later than 2:30 p.m.
  • Students may choose to participate in large ensembles at 2:30 pm on select audition dates. 
  • Professional attire is expected and lunch is provided.
  • Current students and transfers will be excused from university classes. High school students will receive an excuse note for their audition day.

Inclement Weather Policies:

  • If the University is open, we hold auditions.
  • If the University has a weather delay, we hold auditions beginning at the late start time and adjust the schedule as needed. 
  • If the University is closed, we cancel auditions. 
  • If students/parents are concerned about driving conditions, we allow them to reschedule (even if the date is full).
***Make sure to also complete the separate University APPLICATION. The Tell School of Music cannot accept students who are not accepted by Millersville University. The General University Application may be completed concurrently or after a successful audition.***

For Degree-specific Requirements and more information click below

Music Education



Music Minor


  • Do I need a parking pass?
    Yes. All visitors must show a parking pass when parking on campus. Please visit and access the Parking Division Tab. Scroll to the Visitor Information section and click on the link. You will be redirected to our parking permit portal.
    • Follow the steps to create an account as a Guest/Visitor.
    • Make sure you provide a valid email address. Your e-permit will be emailed to you directly.
    • Print out the e-permit and display it on your dashboard. If you are not able to print your e-permit you may stop by the Police Department between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday-Friday and we will print it for you.
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  • What is there for parents to do?

    Parents are welcome on the tour and can ask questions to the Tell School Faculty and Admissions Officers at the start of the Audition Day. We have free WiFi and quiet places around the building where we can direct you if needed. There is a Starbucks on campus in our library and the University Store is beside the Student Memorial Center. If you would like to leave campus, Lancaster is only 10 minutes away and the outlets and the mall are only 15 minutes away. Most parents/guardians stay in the building, but students are more than welcome to guide you across campus and/or answer your questions.

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  • Are there campus tours?

    You can schedule a full campus tour at the link found HERE. Tours begin after 2:30 pm.

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  • What ensembles are available? How does one audition for an ensemble?

    On Tuesday Audition Days, The Wind Ensemble, Commercial Ensembles, and Chorale meet at 2:30. Students may choose to sit in with the group for the rehearsal. Auditions for an ensemble are separate from your audition into the Tell School and are held at the start of each semester. 

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  • How do I get in contact with the music admissions team?

    The best possible way to get in contact get in touch with the office is to email Telephone messages (717-871-4701) will be answered as promptly as possible.

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