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Apply to Music At BJU

Dr. Moore

Michael W. Moore, PhD
Chair, Division of Music

Thanks for your interest in Music At BJU. If you’re like most who’ve applied to study music here, you’ve already invested countless hours in building your musicianship and performance skills, and now you’re looking for expert, caring faculty, excellent facilities, and challenging performance opportunities as you chart your path forward to graduate school or a career. You’ll certainly find all that at BJU, but maybe you’re looking for even more.

Perhaps, as one who bears the image of a creative, musical God, you sense a calling to cultivate and steward this gift for a cause greater than yourself. At BJU, we’re committed to empowering you to become everything God intended you to be as you yield your gifts and skills to His redemptive plan. And we’re dedicated to preparing you to wield those gifts in ways that will impact lives for eternity. We call this redemptive artistry – it’s musicianship on a mission. Come join us!

Application Process

Music is a dual-admission program. Students must be accepted to both BJU and the Division of Music in order to major or minor in music. We will begin accepting music applications for 2020-2021 on August 1, 2019.

Step 1: Apply for admission to BJU.

Step 2: Complete the Online Music Application. This is required for new students who plan to major or minor in music and also serves as the application for music merit scholarship consideration for all students. 

Step 3: Based on a review of the Online Music Application, applicants will be invited to schedule an on-campus audition and interview on one of the following dates. 

2019-2020 Division of Music Audition Dates for 2020

Scholarship Audition Days – For all students (music majors, music minors, non-music majors) desiring to be considered for a music merit scholarship. Application must be submitted by February 1, 2020. Announcement date: March 20, 2020. 

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020

General Audition Days  For applicants (music majors, music minors, and non-music majors) seeking music admission or desiring to take music lessons (no scholarship consideration).

Saturday, April 18, 2020—Application submitted by March 18
Friday & Saturday, June 19-20 (BJU Summer Orientation)—Application submitted by May 19
Friday & Saturday, June 26-27 (BJU Summer Orientation)—Application submitted by May 26
Friday & Saturday, August 28-29—Application submitted by July 28

Music Theory Placement

Music major and music minor applicants must take the Online Music Theory Placement Test. Access the test here.

Piano Proficiency Placement

Non-keyboard majors or principals must take the Piano Proficiency Placement Test during the on-campus audition visit.


Dan Turner

Dan Turner, Music Admission & Scholarship Coordinator
Phone: 864-242-5100, ext. 2772