School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041

Future Students

Please note: Admission to a Music, Theatre, or Dance program is a 2 step process
  1. Apply to the University by the March 1 deadline for academic scholarships. Most students qualify for academic awards and other financial aid. When you have applied and have been accepted to the University, it makes the department scholarship process much easier. If you have not yet applied to OU, please complete the Application for Undergraduate Admissions.

  2. Once your application has been submitted to the University, apply to the (Music, Theatre, Dance) program of your choice to schedule the required entrance audition. You must perform a successful entrance audition before you are admitted into a program. 


Students wishing to study in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance must apply to Oakland University in the usual way and also apply to the department directly and request an audition.

Complete information for future OU students is available through the OU Admissions Office.

How To Apply

After applying for admission to the university you can download and fill out an application for an audition in your chosen major — music, theatre or dance. You do not need to wait for an acceptance letter from the university. Your request for an audition is your application to the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.

All the information you need to submit your MTD admission/audition application should be available at the links below, but if you have questions regarding this process you can call the department at (248) 370-2030 or email

The process is simple! Read the instructions, fill out the correct form, return it along with your performance resume, and we will acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not received confirmation at least two weeks prior to the date you have selected please, contact the MTD office immediately. The audition schedule is usually closed one week the before the audition date.

Music Auditions
Theatre Auditions
Dance Auditions

Scholarship Information

Oakland University offers Academic Merit Award Scholarshops to incoming freshman based on their academic record, including GPA and ACT composite score at the time of admission. Incoming freshman will automatically be considered for scholarships if they apply to the university by the deadline. For up-to-date information about the application deadline and other details, please visit the undergraduate admissions office scholarship web page.

In addition, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance offers scholarships based on admission auditions. Students who audition for Fall admission in February or March are automatically considered for departmental scholarships. There is no need to file a separate scholarship application.