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The Music Faculty at TCNJ mentors every student closely as an individual within our diverse community. TCNJ’s Department of Music offers these degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and Bachelor of Music in Performance; minor degree programs in: Music, Music Technology, or Theater; entry as Open Options in music.

Our audition requirements enable individual plans for studying music at the collegiate level. We encourage exploration within and between our programs. And we welcome you to apply to TCNJ and audition for us! Our doors are open.
Come and get to know us. Together, we will find your path in music.


The Department of Music is proud to offer a number of exciting and informative events for prospective music majors. CLICK HERE to learn more!

Application Process

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

Must complete a TCNJ’s Admissions Application, first.

Your general application will be received and processed by TCNJ’s Office of Admissions.

You will be prompted to schedule an audition once your application is complete. Your audition is not scheduled until you receive a confirmation.

Click here for complete Audition Information

Following your audition, 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.

If you have any questions or concerns during this process, please email

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.