Undergraduate and graduate music students start to become world-class performers from their very first semester.

Undergraduate and graduate music students start to become world-class performers from their very first semester.

Graduate Music Applicant Checklist

Thank you for applying to one of Brooklyn College's graduate programs in music. This checklist will help you through some of the finer points of the admissions process, and provide you with contact information for the people best equipped to help should you have any questions. We wish you the best of luck in your application and audition!

Step-by-step Process: Applying to a Graduate Music Program at Brooklyn College

  1. File an online application through the Brooklyn College Graduate Admissions website.  Please pay the application fee immediately — the central Graduate Admissions office will not send us your file until you do.
  2. 1.      Deadlines: November 1 for Spring Admission; February 1 for Fall Admission.

  3. Make sure you are applying for the right program. In order to apply for the M.A. Music Teacher program, you must already be certified to teach in public schools, and provide proof of certification.
  4. Arrange for your transcripts and two letters of recommendation (2) to be sent directly to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    James Hall
    Brooklyn College
    2900 Bedford Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11210
  5. If you are applying to the Advanced Certificate Program in Music Education, or to the M.A. Music Teacher program, you will need to send a resumé and statement of purpose along with your other application materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions at the above address.
  6. Applicants for ALL graduate music programs EXCEPT composition and musicology MUST perform an AUDITION in order to be admitted. To schedule an audition, please call Evelia Heslop at 718.951.5000 ext. 5286. Please review the Audition Requirements for your particular instrument.
  7. Composers applying to the M.Mus. Composition program must submit a portfolio of three to five compositions. All written materials must be legible. Recordings should be included where available. Send these materials to:

    Deputy Director, Graduate Music Studies
    423 Whitehead Hall
    Brooklyn College
    2900 Bedford Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11210
  8. International students and those living more than 500 miles from Brooklyn may submit a CD or DVD audition in lieu of a live audition. Please send those materials directly to the Deputy Director at the address above, NOT to Graduate Admissions.
  9. International students should view special transcript requirements AND submit a current TOEFL score.
  10. If you have any questions during the admissions process, please feel free to call the Graduate Music Studies Office at 718.951.5954, or e-mail Dr. Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Deputy Director of Graduate Music Studies, at sjensenmoulton@brooklyn.cuny.edu.
  11. Students seeking Financial Aid should visit the Brooklyn College Financial Aid website. Please tell the Deputy Director if you wish to be considered for merit-based Music Department Scholarships, and the department will send you a form.