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Admission Process

  1. Apply for admission to Emmaus Bible College through Enrollment services and indicate Music or Music Education as your intended major (click here to apply online).
  2. Complete the online Audition Form and audition with the music faculty.
  3. Music faculty will review the application and audition, and their decision will be communicated to the student by means of a formal letter.

Audition Requirements

An audition is required for acceptance into any music bachelor’s degree program. 

  • Music Ministry or Performance Concentration:  Audition must be on piano or voice
  • Other Music Majors:  Audition on primary instrument (voice or piano preferred); applied lessons on instruments other than voice or piano may be available through other colleges or qualified teachers in the area; check with the Music Department Chair (Miss Elisa Cooper) before scheduling an audition


  • Piano: Two classical pieces from contrasting style periods; students applying for the Music Ministry concentration may substitute a hymn arrangement for one of the pieces.
  • Voice: Two pieces of contrasting style (such as an art song in English or a foreign language, musical theater piece, sacred song, etc.)
  • Please refer any questions about audition requirements to the Music Department Chair:  Miss Elisa Cooper, (563) 588-8000 x1302;

Scholarship information

Scholarships of up to $1000 dollars are available to incoming music majors based on application and music audition. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis, but students must audition by April 1st to be eligible for a scholarship. If scholarship funds remain available after April 1st, additional scholarships may be awarded.


Audition Dates (2012 – 2013)

  • Friday, October 5 (coincides with DEW)
  • Monday, November 5 (option to attend the Faculty Recital at 7:30pm)
  • Monday, December 10 (option to attend Starlight Carols Concert on Sunday, December 9 at 7:30pm)
  • Friday, February 1
  • Monday, March 4 (option to attend Ensemble Tour Concert on Sunday, March 4 at 7:30pm)
  • Friday, April 5 (coincides with DEW)
  • Monday, April 22 (option to attend the Spring Concert on Sunday, April 21 at 7:30pm)

Please fill out the online Audition Form to schedule an audition (click here)

Students are encouraged to audition on one of these dates, but in case of conflicts please contact Music Department Chair, Elisa Cooper (, 563-588-8000 ext.1302), to schedule an audition date.  If students are unable to audition on campus, please send a CD or DVD recording with the information requested on the audition form and the titles and composers of your pieces. 

Audition CDs/DVDs should be sent to:

Emmaus Bible College
Attn: Elisa Cooper
2570 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA 52001