Watch Now: Meet Our Freshman PSAs

The 2018 Presidential Scholars in the Arts class introduced themselves to the Department the best way they knew how ... through music. Take a look!

Prospective Students


The Department of Music does not have an independent application process for admissions. All prospective students need to apply for undergraduate admission through the Admissions Office (please see these websites for more information on admissions and how to apply to GW). The Department of Music cannot accept application materials including applications, resumes, letters of recommendation, CDs, or DVDs. 

Visiting the Department

Prospective students and parents are welcome to schedule a visit to the Department of Music. Visits can include a tour of the department and meetings with faculty and students. Interested persons should contact the main office directly at 202-994-6245 or to schedule a visit. Please contact the department at least two weeks prior to their visit in order for preparation and scheduling with faculty. 

GW Becomes "All-Steinway" School

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the dedication of GW’s student-pianists were matched by the quality of GW’s instruments. As part of the largest gift in department history, GW’s Music Department boasts 28 new Steinway-designed pianos, making GW an official all-Steinway university. This elite designation is shared by a small number of schools nationwide, and places GW in the company of Juilliard, Yale, and the Curtis Institute of Music as an all-Steinway school.