FAQs: Applying to Dickinson as a Musician
Please be sure to visit the Prospective Students page to find important application information before turning to the Q and A below.
To ensure that we learn of your talents and interests in studying music at Dickinson, and so that we may assist you in the application process, please complete the Prospective Students’ Music Form.
What purpose do music auditions/interviews at Dickinson College serve?
Will participating in Music Auditions/interviews affect my admission to Dickinson College?
Will auditions/interviews serve as official scholarship auditions?
Auditions and interviews provide the Admissions Office with a
more nuanced picture of the candidate, but have no significant bearing
on need-based financial aid decisions. Some limited scholarships to
waive the Performance Studies Fee are available to enrolled students
who audition at the annual Music Audition Night, but these scholarships
are not renewable nor awarded to students prior to enrollment.
If I audition or interview, will I receive immediate feedback?
What if I can’t make it to audition in person?
If you are unable to schedule a live audition, you may follow
the guidelines for submitting additional materials. Please follow the
repertory guidelines specific to your instrument. Note: You must complete and submit the Prospective Students' Music Form in order for your recordings to be evaluated by our music faculty.
If I happen to be on campus, can I just drop by and audition/interview informally?
What is the best way for me to communicate with a specific faculty member?