I found the following at Pomona’s Web site (https://www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/prospective-students)
“Whether intending to major in music or not, students with strong musical skills, significant ensemble or solo experience, AND a strong desire to participate in the Music Department’s performance offerings should be in contact with appropriate Music Department faculty BEFORE the senior year of high school. Pomona’s generous need-based financial aid system does not include music scholarships, but a strong musical profile can enhance a candidate’s prospects for admission. The Music Department is particularly interested in candidates who have thought carefully about how their engagement with music would be integrated into their full liberal-arts experience. Prospective applicants in this category should contact the faculty members below as early as the spring of the junior year, and by August 1 at the latest.”
I would love to hear from candidates, current students, and alumni who actually took up Pomona on that offer. Do you feel it indeed helped your admission chances?