Apply for Admission

Declare a Music Programs of Study

Where Do I Begin?

We want to make applying to our music programs of study at SUNY Plattsburgh as easy as possible.

The content on this page will help prospective students to understand the steps involved in applying to a program of study.

Students may declare the major, minor, or concentration at any time. In order to complete the program of study, a successful audition through the Department of Music must be performed on a principal instrument. We recommend that this be completed during the fifth or sixth semester of study in the program, or junior year.

The Application Process

In order to be accepted into a music major, minor, or concentration program, you will need to follow a three-step application process:

Step 1: Apply for Admission to SUNY Plattsburgh

How to Apply for Admission to SUNY Plattsburgh
The Admissions Office handles your academic application to the college. We suggest you visit the Admissions Office online to learn more about how to apply: www.plattsburgh.edu/admissions/apply.php

Step 2: Declaring a Music Program of Study

Students may declare the major, minor, or concentration at any time. In order to complete the program of study, a successful audition through the Department of Music must be performed on a principal instrument. We recommend that this be completed during the fifth or sixth semester of study in the program, or junior year.

Step 3: How to Audition for the Major, Minor, or Concentration

  • Application for Music Audition: Students interested in auditioning for either the major, minor or concentration at SUNY Plattsburgh are required to complete and return this document.
  • Teacher Reference Form: This form allows students and teachers to document the applicant's experience and strengths in detail.

Note: these files require Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download.

Once you have completed these forms, please send them to:

Music Department
SUNY Plattsburgh
Myers Fine Arts 220
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Step 4: Music Audition/Interview

Students may declare the major, minor, or concentration at any time. In order to complete the program of study, a successful audition through the Department of Music must be performed on a principal instrument. We recommend that this be completed during the fifth or sixth semester of study in the program, or junior year.

Upon completion of the Application for Music Audition form, we will contact you to schedule your audition.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the music program of SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Daniel Gordon, Chairperson
Phone: (518) 564-2470
Fax: (518) 564-2197
Email: gordondj@plattsburgh.edu

SUNY Plattsburgh
Department of Music
Myers Fine Arts 229
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901