Undergraduate Application

Undergraduate Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in Southern Oregon University, where you will be inspired to chart your own musical journey. Our Music Program features world-class faculty artists who will inspire you to be more than just a musician - you will become an artist. 

Once admitted to the Music Program, you may request to major in the Bachelor of Arts program, Bachelor of Science program, or Bachelor of Music program with an emphasis in Performance or Education. Please see our website for more detailed information regarding the Music majors we offer.

Please note that only Music majors should complete the Music Program application (step 2 below) and will be considered for Music department scholarships.

To be considered for Music Program scholarships you must complete two steps:

Step 1: Apply to SOU    apply now 
Apply for admission to Southern Oregon University before applying to the SOU Music Program. You do not have to wait for acceptance into SOU to continue with your Music application; however, in Step 2 (below) you will be asked to enter the 9-digit SOU ID number you received upon submitting the SOU application.

Step 2: Apply to the Music Program apply now
You will be asked to audition to receive scholarship consideration. You may save your application and return to it at any time. The scholarship application will be open from September 1, 2017 to March 10, 2018. It will re-open again on March 18, 2018. For priority consideration, you may upload your audition or schedule an in-person audition. Auditions will be held at SOU in Ashland, Oregon on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

TIMELINE - Undergraduate Applications
It is important to keep the following priority dates in mind: 

March 10, 2018 - Priority deadline for music scholarships. Scholarship application will temporarily close until March 18, 2018. To be eligible for music scholarships students must have been admitted to SOU and completed the Music Program application. Students may complete the audition portion online by uploading a video or by coming to campus and auditioning in person.

March 17, 2018 - In-person auditions at the SOU campus in Ashland, Oregon. Applicants may set their own audition time when submitting their scholarship application online.

March 18, 2018 - The scholarship application will re-open. Scholarships may be awarded on a non-priority basis as funds become available. There is no guarantee that scholarships will be awarded to those who did not meet the priority deadline.

March 19, 2018 - The Music Program will begin reviewing priority scholarship applications. The first round of program decisions, including scholarships, will be made for students who were successful in meeting the priority date.

March 26, 2018 - The first round of program decisions will be made for students who were successful in meeting the priority date. Scholarship decisions will be made and students notified by mail. Students will have 2 weeks in which to accept scholarships.

June 1, 2018 – This application will close for scholarship consideration. However, you may still apply to SOU and request to be a Music major.

Should you have any questions during the application process, please feel free to contact us at music@sou.edu or 541-552-6101.

Financial Aid
Southern Oregon University offers financial aid incentives to help with costs. This is not related to your music audition and is purely based on financial need. Please visit SOU Financial Aid for more information.