• Outstanding Faculty
  • More than a Dozen Large and Small Ensembles
  • A Rich Variety of Musical Styles Traditions
  • Music Exceptional Facilities


Music Talent Grant Auditions

Music Talent Grants are available to any prospective first-year student regardless of intended college major/minor.  Talent grant recipients, regardless of award amount, are required to contribute to the Department of Music by participating in a minimum of four courses and/or department ensembles during their time at Muhlenberg (excluding applied lessons).  The balance between ensembles and academic courses may be tailored to the individual student's interests and strengths. 

To qualify for a Music Talent Grant, renewable for four years, a prospective student must audition for members of the music faculty before deadlines listed below.

  • Early Decision I (Admission Application Deadline - November 15th) 
    Music Talent Grant Audition Deadline is December 1st
  • Early Decision II (Admission Application Deadline - February 1st)
    Music Talent Grant Audition Deadline is February 15th
  • Regular Decision (Admission Application Deadline - February 1st)
    Music Talent Grant Audition Deadline is February 15th

 Notification of awards is made by the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Early Decision I - Admission notification and financial aid awards sent by December 15th.
  • Early Decision II - Admission notification and financial aid awards sent between February 15th - 28th.
  • Regular Decision - Admission notification and financial aid awards sent between March 15th - April 1st.


Scheduling a Music Talent Grant Audition

On-campus Saturday Music Talent Grant Auditions are available for 2018-2019 school year on November 10, 2018, February 2, 2019 or February 9, 2019.  Additional on-campus auditions may be scheduled Monday – Friday during the academic year pending faculty availability.  We strongly encourage on campus auditions, but will accept electronic submissions if that is not possible due to travel distance.

Please prepare two contrasting pieces that best demonstrate your performing abilities.  An accompanist is available for on campus auditions; copies of music must be received no less than two weeks before the audition date.  Instructions for submitting music will be included in the email notification of your audition time.

      Additional Information for Vocal Auditions

  • It is recommended that one of your two selections be in a foreign language, but not required.
  • Please DO NOT submit electronic auditions using a handheld microphone as that does not give faculty a clear idea of student’s capabilities.

Click HERE to schedule an audition or to submit electronically.

Please direct any questions about auditions to the Music Department Administrative Assistant, Sheri Busolits, sheribusolits@muhlenberg.edu or 484.664.3363.



Auditions may be required for seating/placement only and will generally take place during June Advising and the first week of classes.  Music Ensemble registration is open to all Muhlenberg College students regardless of intended college major/minor.