Strings, B.M.

College of Arts and Sciences

The School of Music offers both performance and research-oriented degree programs. Performance students at the UW enjoy in-depth musical study with world-class artist-teachers with a range of strengths and areas of interest. An audition is required for entry into performance and music education degree programs.

* 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)

Strings is a capacity-constrained major. An additional application is required after you enroll at the UW, and admission may be competitive. An audition is required for entry into performance and music education degree programs. Visit the department website for more information.

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

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission. Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree

Department admission information

  • Departmental application deadline: Once you have submitted your application to the UW, you can then request an audition.
  • 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.

Courses required for the major:

  • There are no required prerequisites needed to major in music

Entering transfer information:

Total undergraduates: 52
Total from Washington community colleges: 2

Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):

3.75 – 4.00: <5
3.50 – 3.74: <5
3.25 – 3.49: <5
3.00 – 3.24: <5
2.75 – 2.99: <5
2.50 – 2.74: <5
2.49 and below: <5



Career outcomes