If you would like more information, complete the PROSPECTIVE STUDENT INQUIRY FORM.
To be admitted to Conservatory of Music undergraduate programs, you must also be admitted to the University of the Pacific.
The admission process for the Conservatory of Music is fairly simple. All prospective Conservatory students are required to audition on an instrument or voice as part of the application process. Each year we listen to 300 students audition for approximately 55 spots in our incoming class. At campus auditions, we offer sessions for students and families on topics such as financial aid, careers in music, and courses of study. Prospective students also have many questions and we want to provide the information necessary to make this life-changing decision.
Take a look at our YouTube channel, where you will see Conservatory students and faculty describing the Pacific experience. Students also give tips on how to prepare for the audition. We are a nurturing environment and we want you to do your best!
More information about auditions. and audition requirements.
Fall 2013 University admission dates:
|November 15, 2012||Early Action Application Priority Filing Date.|
|January 15, 2013||Freshmen Regular Application Priority Filing Date (also Early Action Notification Date).|
|February 15, 2013||Financial Aid Priority Filing Date (all majors).|
|April 1, 2013||Regular Application Notification Date, Financial Aid Notification for Freshmen begins.|
Conservatory applicants must also complete the following:
- Classical Performance Audition on your primary instrument.
- Jazz Performance Audition (Jazz Studies degree program applicants only. Jazz applicants must also complete the Classical Performance Audition).
- Musicianship Assessment.
The following degree program requires two musical scores representative of the applicant's work:
- Music Composition
The following degree programs require an interview with faculty:
- Music History
- Music Education
- Music Management
- Music Therapy
- Bachelor of Arts
Financial Aid and Scholarships
As a small private school, the University of the Pacific strives to be both accessible and affordable. We offer University Financial Aid as well as Conservatory Merit Scholarships for music majors and minors.