Precollege Admissions

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MSM Precollege is a Saturday program for young musicians aged 5-18.

Information regarding applying to Precollege:

  • Applications Open Now for Fall 2024 Enrollment. Submit an application by following the “Apply Now” link below.
  • Every student who wishes to enroll in the Precollege Division must perform an entrance audition before a panel of faculty.
  • The applicant must also take theory, ear training, and dictation placement tests, as well as placement auditions for ensembles. These tests are a mandatory component of the audition process.

Secondary Instrument

A student who wishes to study a secondary instrument at the Precollege Division must apply and audition on the secondary instrument. Students studying a secondary instrument are required to take juries and to maintain musical standards similar to those required of students studying a primary instrument.

Audition Date

Auditions for entrance in the fall of 2024 will be held in May/June 2024.

  • Auditions will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024.
  • Classical callback auditions will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2024.
  • There are no jazz callback auditions.


  • March 1 – Preferred Deadline – $75 application fee
  • After March 1 – $125 application fee – applications are considered on a case-by-case basis

Please Note:

  • The Precollege Division is not for beginning students on any instrument.
  • All students attending the Precollege Division must study with a Precollege Division Faculty Member exclusively.


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