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All graduate music applicants must submit the following requirements:

  • Transcript(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief essay
  • Repertoire list

International applicants: The School of Music’s English proficiency requirements are different than the university’s requirement. Graduate applicants who are not native speakers of English must submit a passing TOEFL score in order to be scheduled for an audition. This requirement will be waived for applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree from an institution in the United States or another approved English-speaking country. Waivers will only be granted if at least three years of the undergraduate education took place at an English-speaking institution. Graduate degrees or performance certificates or diplomas will not exempt an applicant from submitting a passing TOEFL score. Please go here for more specific information.

The School of Music will allow all graduate applicants whose overall TOEFL score is 90 or higher to audition, but in order to be considered for admission a fully passing TOEFL score must be submitted no later than February 15, 2018. Auditions will not be scheduled for applicants with an overall TOEFL score lower than 90.

Audition notifications will be sent via email on or before December 22, 2017.

Violin, Viola and Cello: Live Audition Requirements (no pre-screening required) 

Master of Music in Performance

A 30-minute program that includes:

  1. A first movement of a major concerto from memory
  2. Two contrasting movements of an unaccompanied work by Bach from memory
  3. A virtuosic work
  4. Three standard orchestral excerpts
  5. Other repertoire of the auditionee's choice as needed to fill out program

Doctor of Musical Arts
A 60-minute program that includes:

  1. A first movement of a major concerto from memory
  2. Two contrasting movements of an unaccompanied work by Bach from memory
  3. A virtuosic work
  4. One contemporary work (written after 1950)
  5. Three standard orchestral excerpts
  6. Other repertoire of the auditionee's choice as needed to fill out the program
Double Bass: Live Audition Requirements 

Master of Music in Performance
A 30-minute program that includes:

  1. Two contrasting movements of a major concerto from memory
  2. Two contrasting movements of an unaccompanied work by Bach from memory
  3. Three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts
  4. Other repertoire of the auditionee's choice as needed to fill out program

Doctor of Musical Arts
An approximately 60-minute program that includes:

  1. A major concerto from memory
  2. Two contrasting movements of an unaccompanied work by Bach from memory
  3. A virtuosic work
  4. One contemporary work (written after 1950)
  5. Three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts
Harp: Live Audition Requirements

Master of Music in Performance, Doctor of Musical Arts
A 30 minute program that includes:

  1. A movement from a concerto from memory
  2. A solo from a time period that contrasts with the concerto
  3. A virtuosic work
  4. Three to five standard orchestral excerpts
  5. Other solos of the auditionee's choice as needed to fill out the program

Graduate Audition Requirements

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