Please see: Graduate Audition Requirements
Application for admission must be completed and returned by May 1 for admission in the Fall semester and by December 15 for admission in the Spring semester.
Click below to download: Graduate Application
Please be aware that when you are applying for admission to the Department of Music, you must follow regulations stated on the Department of Music website regarding admission polices.
Applicants must arrange to have one official transcript of all previous study forwarded to the Chairman of the Department of Music. The audition is of primary importance for admission to music graduate study. The audition should be scheduled to meet admissions deadlines.
In addition, three letters of recommendation from former instructors are to be sent to the Chairman of the Department of Music, one of which must come from the most recent instructor in voice/instrument for those wishing to major or minor in performance.
Performance major applicants must also submit a complete list of compositions in their repertory.
All applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in music or music education granted by an accredited college or university. Prospective graduate applicants to the degree program Master of Music Education must have an undergraduate degree in Music Education.
Additional prerequisite requirements will be determined upon evaluation of the applicant's transcripts and entrance examinations.
The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of no lower than 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale and a GPA of no lower than 3.0 in all major field courses for admission consideration.
All graduate applicants are required to pass an entrance audition before admission to the program, and pass the examinations listed below before application for admission to candidacy can be made. Students must consult their major advisors (Coordinators) assigned to them upon entrance to the program and the Graduate Examinations Coordinator for the exact date, time and place of each examination:
1. These examinations are taken early in the first semester of graduate study:
• Placement Examination in Music Theory.
2. These examinations are taken later:
•Qualifying and Graduate Recitals or Thesis Defense
•Oral Comprehensive Examination
The Department of Music reserves the right to require additional tests, performances, and/ or interviews deemed neccessary to fully evaluate an applicant to determine his/ her Graduate classification. All applications for Graduate study must be approved by the Department of Music's Executive Committee. Please contact the Graduate Examination Coordinator, Sais Kamalidiin at 202-806-7093 for further classification and exam information.