Incoming freshman and transfer students must first apply and gain admittance into TSU before becoming a music major.

First Time Freshman

Incoming students interested in pursuing a music degree must successfully audition on their principal instrument before declaring music as a major. This audition will help assess each student’s readiness to successfully matriculate through the music curriculum.

Transfer Students

Transfer music students must have a C or better in all music courses attempted. Transfer students interested in teacher certification should also have a 3.0 overall GPA in all coursework.


Current TSU students interested in changing their major to music should first seek guidance from their major advisor or, the music advisor, to better understand the additional time commitment a change would require.

As with incoming freshman, a successful audition on their principal instrument is required before continuing students may declare music as their major. At that time the required paperwork will be completed.