Graduate Application Process

Application Instructions

Follow these instructions to apply for a graduate degree program. If you have questions, please reach out via Email.

  1. Complete the Graduate College Application, including the following materials:
    • Transcripts from every institution from which you have earned a degree
    • Three (3) Letters of Reference
    • Personal Statement
    • Resume or C.V.
    • DMA applicants only: Upload one sample of your scholarly writing about music (e.g., program notes or a research paper from a music theory/analysis, music history or composition class).
  2. Refer to the relevant degree page for more details on program-specific application requirements.

Please review the important Dates and Deadlines for Graduate Application.

Graduate application important dates

September 1: Application for Fall 2023 term opens
December 1: Application Deadline (for all programs except Summer-Only MME)
December 1: Prescreening deadline. Programs that require prescreening include: conducting (orchestral, wind band, and choral), flute, saxophone, and voice
January 15: Deadline to upload audition recording (for applicants who are submitting a video audition in lieu of a live audition).
February 15: Summer MME application deadline
March 1-15: Admissions decision sent
March 15 – April 15: Notification of merit-based financial aid sent
April 15: Deadline to submit intent to enroll

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