Admission is competitive for both freshman and transfer applicants based on an audition interview. All applicants must first apply to the UNC Charlotte Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If students are admissible based on applicable freshman admission or transfer admission standards, they are admitted as Pre-Music majors.
Students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Instrumental/General Music Education must audition through the Department of Music (see the “Admissions” link at music.uncc.edu for details). If accepted by the Department of Music and admitted to the University, their major is changed to Music or Music Performance, and they proceed with major coursework.
A second performance-based assessment, the Sophomore Review, is required at the end of the Sophomore year along with the Application to Teacher Education. After successfully completing both requirements, the Concentration in Instrumental/ General Music Education is added and the student progresses with upper-level coursework.
Interested students should contact the Arts Education Specialist as soon as possible for advising. A decision later than Freshman year to seek licensure may result in a delayed graduation date.
Most music courses require grades of C or above to progress to subsequent levels of study; all required music courses must be passed with grades of C or above to graduate. For specific requirements, refer to the Department of Music Student Handbook.