Music & Music Industry

A special talent review request is an opportunity to showcase your talents and for them to be actively considered as a supplement to the evaluation of your application.  This program is designed for students who intend to major in Music or Music Industry if admitted to SUNY Oneonta.

If your audition is not scheduled or required materials are not received by the deadlines listed below, your application will not be reviewed through the special talent program.

Early Action Applicants: December 15, 2017

Rolling Admission Applicants: January 19, 2018


Submit the following

  • a personal statement detailing why you are interested in studying Music or Music Industry at SUNY Oneonta
  • A current resume or summary of music training and/or experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation: One must be a teacher that is familiar with your music work and can comment on your talent, experience, abilities, work ethic, etc…  The second can be from anyone that knows you well and can evaluate your ability and potential for college level work.

Once you submit the audition request form, you will be contacted by the Music Department to schedule your audition.


Personal statement, Current resume and two letters of recommendation:
Mail: SUNY Oneonta
Office of Admission
116 Alumni Hall
Oneonta, NY 13820
Attention:  Special talent admission