Start your application for Contemporary Music

First Year Students

Deciding where to go to college is probably the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make – but it doesn’t have to be scary. We have Enrollment Advisors to help you through every step of the process, which means you’ll have a real human being (and a friend!) in your corner while you navigate the world of college applications.

For First Year Students, we require:

  • Personal Information: your profile and contact information
  • Academic Information: details about your academic background
  • Employment Information: your work history

Submit your online application with the following:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Test scores are optional
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Your completed audition

Read more about First Year Student requirements.

Transfer Students

We work very closely with Transfer Students to move as many of their earned credits from previous institutions into SFUAD credits as possible. Your Enrollment Advisor can assist you with a conversation about transferring your credits at any point in your enrollment process – you don’t have to wait until you’re an accepted student. For Transfer Students, our application requires: ·
Read more about Transfer Student requirements.

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Test scores are optional
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Your completed audition

International Students

We welcome international students from around the globe every year at SFUAD. To understand eligibility, Visa requirements, and our application process, visit our International Student Application.

Your Contemporary Music Audition


  • You must present two or three prepared pieces or excerpts, in contrasting styles, that demonstrate your performance, composition, and/or songwriting abilities.
  • If you are skilled on more than one instrument (including voice), feel free to include additional performances, but try not to exceed 15 minutes of total performance time.
  • You should demonstrate basic musicianship skills: You may choose to present a brief recorded example of your work as a musician, music producer, music technologist, sound designer, composer, or songwriter.


  • This is your chance to tell us about your musical background, goals, and aspirations, as well as any other information you believe will help us in the decision process. This could include further explanation of your supporting materials and/or recordings.
  • A brief question-and-answer session with CMP faculty members will follow.

Most students audition and interview for the Contemporary Music program in person. But if you’re unable to visit campus, you can interview by phone and submit a digitally recorded audition through SlideRoom. Either way, you must create a profile in SlideRoom as part of your online application, where you’ll upload your personal statement (guidelines here).

For more information and advice on preparing for your audition, please contact our enrollment advisors at 1-877-732-5977 or