Start Your Journey
As a Conservatory student, you’ll be immersed in a community of fellow creatives who are passionate about their craft. Through expert faculty instruction, rigorous coursework and unique co-curricular learning opportunities, you can trust your music education at Biola will prepare you for all God has in store for you after you graduate. Don’t wait — get started and apply now.
Begin the Process
Interested in becoming a music student at Biola University? Start the admissions process today by following the steps below. Read all instructions carefully, and please contact our team with any questions.
Review Biola’s general admissions requirements and submit your application today.
Submit your Conservatory of Music application, including details on your audition pieces.
Fill out the reference request form, and our office will send your two contacts a form to complete their reference.
Complete an audition with the Conservatory of Music
Auditions include a basic musicianship examination designed to demonstrate university level music study readiness. See audition requirements for your program of interest:
- B.A. in Music
(including Commercial Music concentration)
- B.A. in Theatre
(including Acting for Stage and Screen and Musical Theatre concentrations)
- B.M. in Music Composition(including New Media Composition concentration)
- B.M. in Music Education
- B.M. in Music Performance
- B.M. in Music Therapy (pending AMTA approval)
- B.M. in Worship Arts
- Minor in Music
- Minor in Contemporary Worship Music
NOTE: After acceptance and upon enrollment, students will be given placement examinations in music theory, aural skills and keyboard proficiency. These examinations are given for the purpose of validating prior study and determining proper placement in music courses. Music theory placement exams may be taken during the day of your audition. Aural skills and keyboard proficiency will be tested after acceptance into the Conservatory. All exams must be completed by May 1. To find out more, please contact the Conservatory of Music.
- B.A. in Music
Review the deadlines below to see important deadlines. Please note that all online application materials will be available starting August 1.
|Fall||March 1 — All applications and auditions (both online and live) must be submitted by this date.|
|Spring||December 1 — All applications and auditions (both online and live) must be submitted by this date.|