The Ball State University School of Music, located in Muncie, Indiana, is comprised of nearly 500 students and over 70 full-time faculty members. It offers music degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is known for its wide and varied programs as well as national leadership in music education.

Please note: due to COVID-19, the School of Music will not be holding in person auditions this time. Instead, students interested in applying to the School of Music can follow the steps outlined below to schedule virtual (Zoom or Skype) auditions with Dr. Yu-Fang Chen or to submit a video. For information and questions about the Ball State Taiwan Auditions, please contact Yu-Fang Chen, assistant professor of violin performance.

Application for Admission

Step 1: Submit the School of Music’s Taiwan Audition Form

  • The deadline to register for a virtual (Zoom or Skype) or video audition is December 31, 2020.
  • Upon submitting the audition form, applicants will be notified of additional steps required to complete the Ball State application.
  • Dr. Yu-Fang Chen will contact applicants who wish to take a virtual (Zoom or Skype) audition by January 3, 2021, to schedule a date and time.
  • Applicants who wish to submit a video audition will be given instructions for mailing and/or uploading audition materials.

Complete the Form

Step 2: Audition for the School of Music

  • Virtual Audition Date and Time: by appointment with Dr. Yu-Fang Chen (ychen3@bsu.edu).
  • Audition Location: a venue that students see as appropriate for the best sound and visual effects for a virtual or video audition.

Audition Repertoire Requirements:

*All applicants (except singers) may choose to perform with or without a collaborative pianist.

Scholarships and Assistantships

Undergraduate applicants will automatically be considered for music scholarships. These scholarships are based upon demonstrated musicianship, academic record, and ensemble needs in the School of Music.

Graduate students may apply for full and half assistantships in their area or in another area of the School of Music. Assistantships include remission of the major part of tuition and fees. Graduate assistantship recipients are still required to pay about $1,500 each semester for remaining tuition costs and several university fees. Recipients also receive an annual stipend as follows:

  • Master’s — $7,000
  • Artist Diploma — $7,100
  • Doctoral — $12,000

Learn more about scholarships and assistantships.