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Welcome to the Wingate University Department of Music! We celebrate both our rich tradition of music-making and our important work of cultivating leaders in the field of music. As we recognize our student's diverse backgrounds, gifts and talents, we guide them to excel in all that they do. From Grammy winners to teachers widely-recognized for their success; from church music leaders to music industry professionals, our alumni show evidence of the impact that a Wingate education has had on them. We encourage you to explore our offerings and come visit us on campus to see for yourself.

Wingate University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and is widely recognized as one of the finest programs among liberal arts universities in the Southeast. Our students and ensembles have performed at state (NCMEA), regional (ACDA) and national (CBDNA) conferences. We have 100% job placement for our music education graduates, and many of our graduates have continued on to graduate school, including such esteemed programs as Carnegie Mellon, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, East Carolina University, The Florida State University, The Juilliard School, Louisiana State University, North Carolina Central University, The Ohio State University, and the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, University of Kentucky, University of Maryland College Park, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University of South Carolina at Columbia.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the Wingate Admissions Application, students interested in earning a music degree are required to audition. Scholarship opportunities are available.

The audition has three components:

  • A performance of two contrasting selections
  • An interview with music faculty
  • A Theory Assessment to evaluate knowledge of music fundamentals

Audition dates are:

  • Oct.  25, 2024 from 2024 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 16, 2024 at 10 a.m. (instrumental audition day)
  • Jan.24, 2025 from 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Feb. 14, 2025 from 4 - 5 p.m.
  • March 21, 2025 from 4 - 5 p.m.
  • April 12, 2025 at  10 a.m.
  • April 26, 2025 at 10 a.m.

Student Organizations



Music Department