Every new music student will audition and take placement examinations prior to registering for the first semester. For information on the auditions and placement examinations, see the Prospective Music Students page on the School of Church Music and Worship website. Normally students are not excluded on the basis of these auditions and examinations; appropriate leveling work will be assigned as needed.
Former students who have not been enrolled in music courses for more than five years will also audition and take placement examinations.
The School of Church Music and Worship provides an orientation period prior to the beginning of classes for the fall and spring semesters. All new music students at every degree level are required to participate their first semester. Students entering during the summer session will attend orientation before the following fall semester.