The College of New Jersey

Apply     Visit     Give     |     Alumni     Parents     Offices     TCNJ Today     Three Bar Menu


The College of New Jersey Department of Music offers a superior experience for undergraduates who enter the programs in Music Education, Performance, or Bachelor of Arts. Majors in the areas of voice, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and piano will be considered. Non-traditional instruments may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Admission to the Department of Music is competitive.

Questions regarding your application and/or audition may be directed to:

Application Process

Students applying to The College of New Jersey with music as their intended major:

Complete TCNJ’s Admissions Application This must be done first!

Your general application will be received and processed by TCNJ’s Office of Admissions, then forwarded to the Department of Music.

You will receive an email from the Department of Music (from: with the subject line “TCNJ Auditions”).  This email will have information regarding: 1) scheduling a remote interview, and 2) submitting audition videos.

Respond to the email to schedule your Audition Interview with the Department of Music.

Your interview is not scheduled until you respond to the email

Consult the instructions for recording and submitting your audition found on the on the  Audition Information page and submit your audition videos.

Keep in mind that your audition videos are due one week before your Audition Interview

Following your interview and review of your audition recordings, the Department of Music will forward their evaluations and recommendations to the Office of Admissions.

You will be notified by the Office of Admissions regarding your overall application result.


A limited number of music talent scholarships are awarded to students in each incoming class. Note that TCNJ’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers both financial aid and academic scholarships. While admission to the Department of Music is Test Score Optional, admitted music students interested in being considered for academic scholarships are required to submit their standardized test scores (SAT or ACT). Please see Undergraduate Admissions.

Livestream: Spring 2021 Senior RecitalsLearn More
+ +