Admissions for graduate music students

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Graduate Deadlines + fees

Spring 2023 DeadlinesDate
CompositionOct. 1, 2022
DMA Performance: Instrumental, Keyboard, VoiceOct. 1, 2022
MM Performance: Voice, Music Theatre and Opera, PianoOct. 1, 2022
MM Performance: InstrumentalOct. 15, 2022
MM: Music Teaching and LearningRolling Deadline
Music TherapyNot Available
PhD: Music Teaching and LearningNot Available
Recorded Auditions - for performance, pedagogy, therapy applicantsNov. 1 (uploaded into music application after initial submission of music application)
Fall 2023 DeadlinesDate
CompositionDec. 1, 2022
ConductingDec. 1, 2022
Performance: Instrumental, Keyboard, Voice, Music Theatre and OperaDec. 1, 2022
Performance Pedagogy: Instrumental, Keyboard, VoiceDec. 1, 2022
Musicology, EthnomusicologyDec. 1, 2022
Music TherapyDec. 1, 2022
PhD: Music Teaching and LearningJan. 15, 2023
MM: Music Learning and TeachingRolling Deadline
Recorded Auditions - for performance, pedagogy, therapy applicantsFeb. 1 (uploaded into music application after initial submission of music application)

Due by the application deadline

  • Graduate Admission application
  • Music program application
  • Prescreening materials (when applicable)
  • International applicants: Proof of English Proficiency

Required to complete your application

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Program-specific requirements such as auditions (see Steps to Apply)

Incomplete applications not considered

Auditions and interviews will not be scheduled until complete application materials have been received. Applicants who submit complete application materials after the designated deadlines will be confirmed for an audition date (when applicable) only if space is available. Applicants are responsible for tracking the status of recommendation letters, transcripts and English proficiency.

School of Music, Dance and Theatre music application$10
Recorded Audition$65
Late Application$40