Prospective Students

Auditions for Fall 2021 Admissions

  • All students wishing to enter degree programs in the Hayes School of Music must successfully complete the audition process
  • Although all scheduled audition dates have passed, students may still audition through the individual audition process. To do so, please contact the faculty member for your instrument/voice. 
  • In addition, please review the additional Degree Program Requirements for your area of interest.
  • Please email Ms. Janet Adams at with any questions.


More than 25 percent of the Hayes School of Music's students are supported by the school's musicianship-based scholarship program. Find out more about Undergraduate Scholarships (including the Hayes Young Artist Scholarship Program) and Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships.



All students, regardless of their chosen program of study, must audition for admission to the Hayes School of Music. Learn more about the audition process here.

Prospective Student Visits

Prospective Student Visits

Please check back for information on prospective student visits for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Contact Lynn Beebe for more information or questions.

Turning a Passion for Music into a Profession for Life

The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian attracts students who exhibit a high level of musicianship and artistry that extends beyond mere talent: a strong work ethic, self-motivation, an engagement in learning, and a collaborative working relationship with fellow students as well as professors.

Our graduates typically move into professional music careers, including performing, teaching, clinical work, research and business. Music majors from Appalachian also are coveted by other career fields that value collaboration, logical reasoning and creative thinking.

No matter how they use their degrees, Hayes School of Music alumni share a deep enjoyment of and commitment to music throughout their lives. To read more about what our alumni have achieved, visit our Alumni News page, follow us on Facebook, or subscribe to our newsletter, Keeping Time with the Hayes School of Music.