Prospective Undergraduate Students

The Undergraduate Program of the Hunter College Music Department
All undergraduate music majors include training in performance, aural skills, music theory, and music history, in the context of a strong liberal-arts degree program. Many other subjects, including composition, arranging, computer music, and ethnomusicology are available as electives. The undergraduate programs provide both the foundation for further study of any area of music and a liberal-arts background that can serve as a basis for careers in other fields.


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Prospective UNDERGRADUATE Students

  1. Music Programs at Hunter:
    Familiarize yourself with the Undergraduate Degree Programs and Requirements. After reading the information on Undergraduate Degree Programs and Requirements, some of your additional questions might be answered by reading the Undergraduate FAQs (Please note: We no longer offer an undergraduate concentration in music education at Hunter. Prospective music educators would first complete our BA degree with a 42-credit major in music, and then go on to apply for the MA program in music education, which leads to New York State certification.)
  2. Submitting an Application for Admission:
    Read the Admission Requirements for the Undergraduate Degree Programs in Music. Be sure to follow the instructions for submitting an application for admission as explained in the first paragraph of Undergraduate Admissions. Observe the application deadlines that are clearly posted on the website of the Office of Admissions.
  3. Audition and Entrance Exams:
    Before you may declare the major or be given permission to register for any music major courses, you must first pass placement exams in basic music theory and history, and complete a performance audition/musicianship skills evaluation, so that we can properly gauge your ability. You will find detailed information on this whole process, including exam contents, sample exams and an online form to request an exam and audition date in the Required Exams section of the Undergraduate Admissions page. Don’t forget to submit the Audition and Entrance Exam Registration Form. On the day of the exam and audition, you will also have an opportunity to speak with an adviser in music.
  4. Financial Aid:
    For information on undergraduate financial aid, please click here.

Prospective students are also encouraged to contact the Music Department Undergraduate Adviser, Prof. Catherine Coppola, if you have specific questions about our program.

Undergraduate Adviser
Catherine Coppola
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Music
Room 400G HN; 212-650-3784

Advising Hours:
FALL 2017: Advising Hours
Mondays, 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Tuesdays, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

For Frequently Asked Questions, see FAQs – Undergraduate.