Acceptance into all of our degree programs is by application and live audition only. Our application is separate from that of the college. First and foremost, you should apply for general acceptance to the college. Then, you should apply to the music program.
What should I perform at my music audition?
The Division of Music at York College of PA is dedicated to developing strong, well-rounded musicians, and an audition should demonstrate a student's aptitude, training, and commitment to the discipline. Auditioning students are expected to demonstrate a wide range of musical ability, including general musicianship, phrasing, tone production, and stage presence. Students are encouraged to consult with their private instructor or high school band or choir director when preparing for the audition. Professional dress is strongly encouraged. You must audition in person - audition recordings will not be accepted. Please refer to our Audition Requirements at the bottom of this page.
What happens after my audition?
You will be notified of the results of your audition by formal letter, within approximately two weeks. In order to be accepted into the music program, candidates must pass their audition AND meet all requirements for acceptance into the college as determined by the York College Admissions Office. It should be noted that acceptance by the college does not guarantee acceptance into the music program.
The York College Music Division awards various scholarships to outstanding music majors. If you demonstrate that you are a truly exceptional musician via your audition and application materials, you may qualify for a music scholarship award. Awards are assigned on a one-time basis with the possibility of renewal each school year and are based on the availability of funds. A live audition is necessary for scholarship consideration. Students auditioning before March 28, 2020, will receive priority consideration. A decision on scholarship awards are typically made by early April.