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College of Arts & Media
 

MEIS Admissions

Everything you need to know to apply to the Music Major


THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS ​FOR FALL 2014 HAS PASSED. STUDENTS WHO DID NOT COMPLETE THEIR APPLICATION PRIOR TO APRIL 4, 2014 MAY SUBMIT APPLICATION MATERIALS FROM JUNE 2, 2014 THROUGH JULY 31, 2014 FOR LATE ADMISSION CONSIDERATION*.

Admission to the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Department (MEIS) is selective and competitive. The MEIS Department requires supplementary application materials to the standard University of Colorado Denver application. A complete application for the CU Denver Music major must include the following:

  • CU Denver Application
  • Music Aptitude (AMMA) Exam
  • Audition or Non-Audition Application Form 

Applicants are considered for admission the MEIS Department once all three requirements   are complete and processed. The MEIS Admissions Committee will not review incomplete applications. Please see the Fall 2014 MEIS Major Entrance Requirements for guidelines, deadlines, and additional information regarding the application process.

The MEIS Department practices "rolling admission". The department will notify students of their admission status within 10 business days of receipt of all application materials.  Applicants are encouraged to follow up directly with the MEIS Department to ensure we have received a complete application. 

CU Denver Application Information: Students must apply to CU Denver through the Office of Admissions and be eligible for admittance to the University to be considered for admission to the MEIS Department. Due to application processing time within the University, students are strongly encouraged to submit their complete CU Denver application to the Office of Admissions no later than March 21, 2014. Students who start the application process after this date may not have their application completely processed in time to meet the MEIS final application deadline of April 4, 2014. CU Denver application information can be found at www.ucdenver.edu/admissions or by calling 303-315-2601.

Music Aptitude (AMMA) Exam Information: Students must complete a music aptitude  exam, referred to as the AMMA Exam, as part of their application to the MEIS Department. Information regarding the exam and the online registration form can be found here.

Audition Information:  All students applying to the Performance Emphasis, Singer/Songwriter Emphasis, Music Business Emphasis, Audition Track, or the Recording Arts Emphasis, Audition Track, must upload a Pre-Screening Audition Video through the website Acceptd. Students must upload their video no later than March 14, 2014 (new extended deadline), for Fall 2014 consideration. Please click on the link below for complete audition requirements for your instrument.

Non-Audition Track Information: All students applying to the Music Business Emphasis, Non-Audition Track, or the Recording Arts Emphasis, Non-Audition Track, must complete the Non-Audition Application Form in lieu of an audition. Students applying to the Non-Audition Track will be assessed for musical competency at a later date in the program.​


IMPORTANT DATES FOR APPLICANTS

October 1, 2013 - April 4, 2014: Application Review Period. Complete applications for the MEIS Department will e reviewed for admission consideration as they are received during this time. All MEIS Entrance Requirements must be complete and processed before the committee will review the application. Students will be notified of their admission status (Admitted or Pending) within 10 business days of receipt of all application materials.

March 14, 2014: Pre-Screening Audition Deadline, EXTENDED. Students applying to the Performance Emphasis, Singer/Songwriter Emphasis, Music Business Emphasis, Audition Track, or the Recording Arts Emphasis, Audition Track, must upload their video through Acceptd no later than March 14, 2014, for Fall 2014 consideration.

March 21, 2014. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their complete CU Denver Application no later than March 21, 2014. Please be advised that any application materials submitted to the CU Denver Office of Admissions after this date may not be received and/or processed in time to meet the April 4, 2014, deadline.

April 4, 2014: Application Deadline. All MEIS Requirements including 1) CU Denver Application, 2) AMMA Exam, 3) Audition or Non-Audition Application Form, must be complete and processed. Applications rendered complete after April 4, 2014, deadline will only be considered during the late application review*.

April 7 - 18, 2014. Students who submitted complete application materials by April 4, 2014, will be notified of their admission status to the MEIS Department. Applications with a "Pending" status will be reconsidered during this time.

May 15, 2014: Confirmation Deadline. Students who have been admitted to the MEIS Department for the Fall 2014 semester must confirm their attendance here no later than May 15, 2014. 

 *June 2, 2014-July 31, 2014: Late Application Period. Students who do not complete the application requirements for the MEIS Department prior to April 4, 2014, as well as   students who were denied admission, may apply during the Late Application Period for Fall 2014 consideration. Students will be considered for admittance on a space-available basis. Students who did not submit a pre-screen audition video prior to March 14, 2014 may only apply to the Music Business Emphasis, Non-Audition Track, or the Recording Arts Emphasis, Non-Audition Track, during this time. The MEIS Admission Committee will evaluate all late application at the close of the late application period; therefore students will not be notified of their admission status prior to August 1, 2014.

July 31, 2014: FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE. All application requirements must be complete and processed. No application materials will be accepted after the final deadline.

August 8, 2014: Students who submit all application materials by July 31, 2014 will be notified of their admission status.


 

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

Fall 2014 MEIS Entrance Requirements

CU Denver Online Application

AMMA Exam

Non-Audition Application Form

CU Denver Acceptd website


 

AUDITION INFORMATION -  Pre-Screening Audition Video Deadline has been extended to MARCH 14, 2014.

Bass Audition Guidelines

Cello Audition Guidelines

Drum Set Audition Guidelines

Guitar Audition Guidelines

-​- Chord and Melody Example​

Percussion Audition Guidelines

Piano Audition Guidelines

Singer/Songwriter Audition Guidelines

Trombone/Tuba Audition Guidelines

Trumpet Audition Guidelines

Violin/Viola Audition Guidelines

Voice Audition Guidelines

Woodwind Audition Guidelines​