Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or concentration in music, or the equivalent.
Applicants in some programs must audition and/or submit a portfolio (see below).
Applicants are required to take a placement examination in music theory before registering for coursework. Those applicants whose examination scores reveal deficiencies will be required to take appropriate additional coursework, which will not be applied to the graduate degree.
Applicants must submit a resume/curriculum vitae within the online Acceptd application, plus any other materials required by the concentration.
Students must achieve a B- or better in all required courses for the Master of Music degree for courses to count for degree completion.
Applied Music Levels
Applied music at the 6000 (1 credit) and 8000 (3 credits) levels is available for students who have been admitted to a degree program in the School of Music in Full or Special Graduate Status. Applied music levels carrying one or three hours of credit are assigned to individuals by the School of Music, and lessons are arranged by the student and the assigned instructor. Students should consult the School of Music office for the appropriate course and computer number. The 6000 level is generally for secondary study or for students in programs that do not require applied music lessons. The 8000 level is for a one-hour lesson in performance, jazz and pedagogy programs. There is an applied music fee of $350 per semester for a one-hour lesson and $200 per semester for a half-hour lesson.