A separate application to the School of Music is also required. Students must submit any required pre-screening audition materials and must complete in-person auditions to be accepted. These deadlines and audition dates can be found on the School of Music Graduate Application and Audition page.
In addition to the general requirements of the College of the Arts, the School of Music has the following requirements:
- Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or concentration in music, or the equivalent.
- Applicants must submit the following: a video of a rehearsal and an audiotape or videotape of one or more recent performances by an ensemble they have conducted; a list of works they have conducted in the past three years; a list of works performed on their major instrument at the undergraduate level; evidence of current employment as an instrumental conductor or access to an appropriate instrumental ensemble. Applicants should expect to demonstrate their conducting and rehearsal techniques in a live performance with their own ensemble or a university ensemble.
- Applicants are required to take placement examinations in music history and 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.