Piano, B.M.

College of Arts and Sciences

The School of Music offers both performance and research-oriented degree programs. The School’s highly selective composition program emphasizes mastery of technique and encourages students to develop their own artistic voices. Submission of a portfolio and a personal statement are required for entry in this degree program.

* Application to the School of Music is a two-step process: You must apply to the University of Washington, and you must audition for the School of Music. Visit the School of Music website for more information.

Major category: Capacity-constrained

Topic: Arts

Applicant type

Freshman

Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school students with college credit (like Running Start).


Transfer

Quarters of general admisson to UW: autumn / winter (U.S. applicants only) / spring

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission.

  • Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree
  • Visit MyPlan to run a degree audit.
  • Use the UW Equivalency Guide to find out how courses taken at a Washington state community or technical college will transfer to the UW.
  • UW college and school graduation requirements

Department admission information

  • Departmental application deadline: Consult Department
  • Please contact the department for details about the application process.

Transfer application procedure

Application to the School of Music is a two-step process: one, you must apply to the University of Washington, and two, you must audition for the School of Music.

Guidelines when planning your transfer can be found on the department’s website.

Read more about applying to the UW as a transfer student.

Notes:

  • There are no required prerequisites needed to major in music

Entering transfer information:

Total undergraduates: 51
Total from Washington community colleges: 5

Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):

3.75 – 4.00: 1
3.50 – 3.74: 1
3.25 – 3.49: 1
3.00 – 3.24: 0
2.75 – 2.99: 1
2.50 – 2.74: 0
2.49 and below: 0



Career outcomes