Prospective Students

Auditions for Fall 2022 Admissions

  • All students wishing to enter degree programs in the Hayes School of Music must successfully complete the audition process. 
  • Updated audition repertoire requirements for 2021-2022 will be available soon, but save these new audition dates! 
    • January 22 - Face to Face (All areas)
    • January 29 - Face to Face (All areas)
    • February 5 - Virtual (All areas)
    • February 12 - Face to Face (All areas)
    • February 19 - Virtual (All areas)
  • Please feel free contact the faculty member for your instrument/voice to introduce yourself and engage with them.
  • In addition, please review the additional Degree Program Requirements for your area of interest.
  • Application and audition information for graduate applicants can be found here.
  • 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.

Student for a Day

Student for a Day

Experience the supportive and vibrant atmosphere of the Hayes School of Music by being a student for a day and attending classes in your area of interest. Learn more.

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.