Admission Requirements for graduate program

Department Music, Conservatory of
Fall Application Deadline March 1st - Applications accepted on a rolling basis until all places are filled.
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - Applications accepted on a rolling basis until all places are filled.
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.'

2. Two letters of recommendation.


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

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Submit a portfolio via SlideRoom

The portfolio should consist of from three to five pieces showing the range of music created by the composer. A variety of types of works are preferred, from solo, to ensemble, to electronic, to works with media.

Music that can be notated (conventionally or non-conventionally) should be submitted in Adobe PDF format as a publication ready document. A recording of the piece may also be provided in mp3 format for audio only or mp4 format for audio with video. No audio of MIDI playback (such as Sibelius or Finale playback) should be sent unless the MIDI playback represents the final version of the piece.

Works for which notation is not relevant or impossible to provide (such as with some works employing electronics or improvisation) need to include a recording of the piece and a description of the work as well as any instructions that might be provided to a performer (if appropriate).

A document outlining the contents of the portfolio needs to be included (either in MS Word of PDF format). It should include the following information:

Applicant's Name:
Applicant's Email:
Applicant's Phone:
Program of Interest (M. Mus.):
Intended year & semester:
Portfolio Contents (list the filenames associated with each piece):
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A