Application Process

Steps to Apply

All Students seeking admission must demonstrate musical background and performance strengths necessary for successful completion of the stated curriculum. Admission into Biola University does not guarantee admission into the Conservatory of Music as a music major.

Step 1: Apply to Biola University

Step 2: Apply to the Conservatory of Music

Step 3: Submit 2 Reference Forms

Step 4: Complete a Conservatory Audition

Auditions include a basic musicianship examination designed to demonstrate university level music study readiness.

After acceptance and upon entrance, students will be given placement examinations and auditions in music theory, keyboard skills and performance. These examinations are given for the purpose of validating prior study and determining proper placement in music courses. Specific information concerning the content of these examinations and suggestions for preparation are available by writing the Conservatory of Music office. To find out more, please call the Conservatory of Music's general number at 562.903.4892 or email music@biola.edu.

Dates and Deadlines

Applying for the Fall Semester

September 1

All online application materials and forms available

March 1

Final Application and Audition Deadline

All applications and auditions (both online and live) must be completed and submitted by this date.

Applying for the Spring Semester

September 1

All online application materials and forms available

December 1

Final Application and Audition Deadline

All applications and auditions (both online and live) must be completed and submitted by this date.