Bachelor of Arts - Music Technology Option
Program Specific Requirements
1. Submit an Essay: Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay that provides a summary of academic achievements in math and/or computer science, and a description of music-technology related experiences, accomplishments, and goals.
2. Submit a Portfolio: Applicants must submit an online portfolio that demonstrates their experience and readiness in Music Technology. The portfolio should include a Table of Contents, as a Word doc or pdf document, which will include a listing of all online materials included in the portfolio. Each item should be listed with
-the date(s) the content was created
-a detailed description of the portfolio item (people involved and in what capacity, instruments/hardware/software utilized, why the item is significant, and any other noteworthy information)
-a web link to the content itself (e.g. YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo, Google Drive, Dropbox, your own personal webspace, or another public hosting service)
Items presented in the portfolio may include, but are not limited to: audio files, video files, digital image files, text or pdf documents, programming code, websites you've designed, engineering schematics or diagrams, etc. Portfolio items should highlight the applicant's unique strengths and experiences relating to Music Technogloy, and clearly demonstrate potential for continued growth and success. All portfolio materials should be uploaded to Acceptd by January 5th (November 1 for Early Action).
3. Participate in an Interview: Applicants must participate in a 20 minute interview with members of the Composition/Theory faculty. This interview is normally scheduled as part of the on-campus audition process and will only be scheduled once the applicant’s essay and portfolio have been received; if the applicant is not visiting the campus in person then the interview must take place via Skype or conference call on the same date as the on-campus interviews. During the interview our faculty will engage the applicant in a discussion of their musical background, educational interests and long-term professional goals. In addition, applicants will be given a brief set of ear training and musicianship questions pertaining to musical intervals, scales, chord qualities, etc. in order to gauge ability and readiness in the core music curriculum. Applicants will also have the opportunity to ask the faculty questions about the degree program to which they are applying, the various courses of study at the School of Music and the university experience in general.