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An opportunity for talented high school instrumental musicians to perform some of the finest music written, conducted by internationally acclaimed guest artists in a world-class concert hall! Festival Wind Orchestra and Festival Jazz Band. Apply to participate!

The third annual “Run for Music” 5K/10K will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, on campus to raise funds for Cal Poly’s instrumental ensembles. For more information, visit the Run for Music website.





Applying for a Bachelor of Arts in Music

Application Guidelines and Required Materials

Please note: Qualifying applicants will be requested to submit an online supplemental application, around mid-January. If you meet Cal Poly's admissions selection criteria, you will be invited by the Music Department to schedule an in-person audition or submit an audition recording (DVD format).

Fall 2015 auditions will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, and Sunday, Feb. 15. Application guidelines and required materials follow. Go to the the Cal Poly Admissions Office Web page for more information about Cal Poly.

The deadline to submit all materials and to schedule an audition (if applicable) is Monday, Jan. 26.

The following materials are for students who have already applied to Cal Poly as Music Majors for Fall 2015. Students should not submit until they have been notified by the Music Department that they are CSU eligible.



Soundboard Newsletter - available online!

Though the Music Department is still producing a print version of our newsletter, we now have a Web version. Please check out our musical news!