Early Notification

High school seniors with prior musical experience who would like to receive early admission notification well ahead of the normal April 1 decision date are encouraged to apply early. Interested students may audition on  November 11, December 9 or December 11, 2017 for an admission decision by January 1.  Auditions are open to composers, singers, and instrumentalists. Specific details regarding audition/interview requirements can be found under Audition Categories (see below).

In order to be eligible for early admission notification auditions, interested students must submit their applications and financial aid materials by December 1. Based upon the Admission Committee’s review and the audition with the Music Department, a non-binding admission decision will be released by January 1, months ahead of the regular decision date. Due to limited availability, auditions will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. The auditions may be either on campus or by Skype. Prior to a scheduled Skype audition, a very brief Skype test will be scheduled to ensure compatibility of systems.

Checklist for Early Notification Music Audition applicants
(December 1 application deadline, January 1 notification)

  • Complete the Common Application or Coalition Application and all supporting documents by December 1

  • If applying for financial aid, submit all financial aid documentation by December 1

  • Audition on campus (preferred) or by Skype on November 11, December 9 or December 11

  • If possible, interview with an Admission representative (strongly encouraged) by the application deadline

 

 

Early Decision Applicants 

Students who are ready to commit to Franklin & Marshall College (should they be admitted) are encouraged to apply Early Decision (http://www.fandm.edu/admission/apply/early-decision).  Early Decision applicants are welcome to audition for the Music Department in support of their applications. Auditions are open to composers, singers, and instrumentalists. Specific details regarding audition/interview requirements can be found under Audition Categories
(see below).

Checklist for Early Decision I and II music applicants
(November 15 application deadline with December 15 notification & January 15 application deadline with February 15 notification, respectively)

  • Complete the Common Application or Coalition Application, ED form, and all supporting documents by November 15 (ED I) or January 15 (ED II)

  • If applying for financial aid, submit all financial aid documentation by the appropriate ED application deadline

  • Audition on campus (preferred) or by Skype on November 11, December 9 or December 11

  • If possible, interview with an Admission representative (strongly encouraged) by ED deadlines

 

Regular Decision

Regular Decision applicants are welcome to audition for the Music Department in support of their applications. Auditions are open to composers, singers, and instrumentalists. Specific details regarding audition/interview requirements can be found under Audition Categories (see below).

Checklist for Regular Decision music applicants
(January 15 application deadline with April 1 notification)

  • Complete the Common Application or Coalition Application by January 15

  • If applying for financial aid, submit all financial aid documentation by January 15

  • Audition on campus (preferred) or by Skype on November 11, December 9 or  December 11

  • If possible, interview with an Admission representative (strongly encouraged) by January 15

Audition Categories 

Instrumentalist
Please prepare 8 minutes of your best musicianship (one piece or two shorter pieces) demonstrating contrasting styles. Excerpts from your selection(s) are acceptable. No accompaniment is necessary. Students who choose to use accompaniment must provide their own.

Vocalists
Please prepare two songs of your best musicianship, in contrasting styles, not to exceed 8 minutes. At least one selection must be an art song or aria of your choosing while the other selection may be an art song, aria, vocal jazz or a musical theatre selection. For on-campus auditions, if you wish and at your request, F&M will provide an accompanist. For Skype auditions, the applicant is responsible for accompaniment. In both cases recorded accompaniment is acceptable.

Composers
Please present two original compositions in contrasting styles that demonstrate your best compositional efforts. The compositions must be submitted one week before your scheduled interview as PDFs with an MP3 recording. They can be submitted by uploading the material onto your F&M Application Portal once you have applied to F&M. Composers will be expected to interview with representatives of the Music Department on one of the audition dates mentioned above to talk about your compositions.

Overview of All Deadlines 
Deadlines
Early Notification Music Auditions
Early
Decision I
Early
Decision II
Regular
Decision
Common Application or Coalition Application
December 1
November 15
January 15
January 15
Financial Aid Documents
(if applicable)
 
December 1
 
November 15
 
January 15
 
February 1
Music Audition
(On Campus or by Skype)
November 11 or
December 9 or 11
November 11 or
December 9 or 11
November 11 or
December 9 or 11
November 11 or
December 9 or 11
Notification
January 1
December 15
February 15
April 1