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Jazz Studies

Graduate Audition Requirements

All graduate music applicants must submit the following requirements (please find more detailed application information here):

  • Transcript(s)

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Piano

The University of Maryland School of Music offers two different programs for graduate pianists: a solo piano program (MM and DMA) and the Collaborative Piano program (MM and DMA.) All graduate piano applicants (solo and collaborative) must submit a prescreen recording in order to be accepted for a live audition.

Voice/Opera

All graduate music applicants must submit the following requirements (please find more detailed application information here):

  • Transcript(s)

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  • Brief essay

Wind & Percussion

Pre-Screen Recording Requirements

Prescreen recordings are required for all Trumpet applicants. For the prescreen recording, please submit an audio recording of 5-10 minutes that is representative of your ability. The musical selections do not necessarily need to come from the audition requirements. Prescreen recordings should be submitted as a part of the music application.

Music Theory & Composition

Theory

Bachelor of Music

Applications for the theory major are accepted from students who are already a part of the School of Music. Students new to the School of Music should apply for either a performance or education major with their major instrument. See the applicable audition entrance audition requirements here. Once in the School of Music, then you may speak with the theory faculty about becoming a theory major.

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