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Boston University School of Music

The following information constitutes a brief summary of the music program and the audition requirements and is provided by the DEN as a courtesy. Be sure to contact the school directly for further details and for all application guidelines.

The School of Music is a community of academically and artistically talented musicians within a major research university in a historic hub of culture. As the first degree-granting music school in the United States, the BU School of Music challenges students to uphold and build upon the proud tradition and innovative spirit the city of Boston exemplifies.

The BU School of Music is committed to the highest artistic and professional standards in performance, composition, music education, and musicology. The faculty is drawn from the ranks of some of the world’s most distinguished musicians and institutions and includes 30 members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The quality and diversity of Boston’s music scene provide constant stimulation and contribute to the School’s culture of musical excellence. Students undergo rigorous preparation for careers as composers, performers, scholars, and teachers.

Keyboard & Piano Faculty
A listing of keyboard and piano faculty can be found here.

Undergraduate and Graduate Piano Audition Requirements
An audition is required of undergraduate applicants regardless of major as well as graduate applicants to all performance-based programs. Graduate applicants in Composition, Musicology, and Music Theory do not need to audition. MM Music Education applicants to the Initial Licensure path who wish to take applied music lessons on one of these instruments during their program of study must complete an audition, while MM Music Education applicants to the Professional Development Path and DMA Music Education applicants do not need to audition.

For more information about auditions and the application process, please visit the School of Music website.

If you plan to use the Disklavier Education Network audition option, please contact the School of Music ahead of time by email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Contact Information

  • Address: Boston University School of Music 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 246 Boston, MA 02215
  • Phone: (617) 353-3341
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Url: http://www.bu.edu/cfa/music/