Admission to Dickinson College is based on academic excellence. The varied experiences and talents which students bring to Dickinson are considered in the College’s application process, which values excellence in all artistic and intellectual pursuits.
In order to fully appreciate our program, we invite you to schedule a campus visit. You may sit in on classes and lessons, attend a concert or rehearsal, and see for yourself what sets Dickinson apart from other music programs within a liberal arts setting. Read about the experiences of our current music majors and alumni.
In order for your musical interests and experiences to be considered in the application process, you must complete the Common Application for Dickinson College and upload your music materials to SlideRoom (linked through the Common Application). See repertoire guidelines for performers and composers and/or music manuscript guidelines for composers.
If You Wish To Declare Music as a Major
We strongly encourage you to schedule a campus visit and an audition with the appropriate Music Performance Studies Faculty. Auditions give our faculty the opportunity to meet each applicant and to assess a candidate’s strengths and potential for success as a music major. You may also sit in on music classes, lessons and ensembles during your visit. This process is especially important for students who intend to study abroad in their junior year at Dickinson.
Please note that our faculty are not available for unscheduled visits or auditions.
If you are unable to schedule a campus visit, in order for your musical interests and experiences to be considered in the application process, you must complete the Common Application for Dickinson College and upload your music materials to SlideRoom (linked through the Common Application).
Please be sure to follow the repertoire guidelines for performers and composers and/or music manuscript guidelines for composers.
After you have completed your Dickinson College application and uploaded your materials, you may wish to email the appropriate Music Performance Studies faculty member to apprise them that your materials are on SlideRoom.
Results of auditions, whether performed in person or by audio recording, are confidential and forwarded directly to the College Admissions Committee as a recommendation from the music faculty. This information is considered within your entire application to Dickinson College; it is the Admissions Office that makes all final decisions in regard to acceptance to the College. For further information on admission or scholarships, please contact the Admissions Office at 800-644-1773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.