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.

The School of Music will hold auditions in Taiwan on December 29, 2018. Students interested in auditioning should follow the steps outlined below. For information and questions about the Ball State Taiwan Auditions, please contact Dr. Yu-Fang Chen, assistant professor of violin performance, at

Dr. Yu-Fang Chen and Dr. Peter Opie, associate professor of cello performance, will visit Taiwan from October 6-17, 2018. During their visit, they will present master classes and concerts in Taipei, Taichung, Yun-Lin, and Kaohsiung. The master classes scheduled in Kaohsiung are open to violinists and cellists who are Taiwanese citizens. Students interested in performing on these master classes must fill out the registration form below and send it to Dr. Chen at by September 29, 2018.

Taiwan Tour Itinerary

Kaohsiung Master Class information & Registration Form


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

  • Deadline to register for an audition is December 9, 2018
  • Upon submitting the audition form, applicants will be notified of additional steps required to complete the Ball State application
  • Applicants will be notified of their audition time by December 16, 2018

Step 2: Audition for the School of Music

Audition Date: December 29, 2018
Audition Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Audition Location: Taiwan Academy of Strings
B1, No.4-1, Ln.75, Linyi St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 10064, Taiwan
(near MRT Dongmen Station)

Audition Repertoire Requirements:

A piano accompanist will not be provided. Only singers are required to perform with an accompanist and must provide one on their own.

Percussion equipment will not be provided. Interested percussion applicants may mail a recorded audition (DVD) to the Ball State University School of Music, or submit a link to download audition videos from Youtube, Google Drive, or Dropbox.


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 a 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.