Review Process

All Undergraduate Applicants

Once the College of Music Supplemental Application is submitted, the review process begins. Applicants should plan to submit all required supporting documents by December 1 or at least two to three weeks in advance of the scheduled audition. Failure to submit required supporting documents ahead of the audition can significantly delay notification of the decision.

The College of Music makes decisions between two weeks after the live audition and the end of the audition season (typically mid-March). Notifications will be mailed after a majority of the applicants to each area have been evaluated. In some cases, applicants can be notified early at the discretion of committee, but applicants should not expect to be notified until the auditions concludes. Piano applicants: decisions are made only at the end of the audition season. Notifications will be mailed in mid-March.

Graduate Performance Applicants

Once the College of Music Supplemental Application is submitted, the review process begins. Applicants should plan to submit all required supporting documents by December 1 or at least two to three weeks in advance of the scheduled audition. Failure to submit required supporting documents ahead of the audition can significantly delay notification of the decision.

Note: Graduate applicants in Voice, Saxophone, Flute and Piano are required to submit a pre-screening recording by December 1. After review, a select number of applicants will be invited to audition on campus.

The College of Music makes decisions between two weeks after the live audition and the end of the audition season (typically mid-March). Notifications will be mailed after a majority of the applicants to each area have been evaluated. In some cases, applicants can be notified early at the discretion of committee, but applicants should not expect to be notified until the auditions concludes. Piano applicants: decisions are made only at the end of the audition season. Notifications will be mailed in mid-March.

Graduate Composition

The priority deadline to complete the application process is December 1. Complete files will be reviewed in January. First-round decisions will be mailed beginning in February. Applications completed after January 15 will be considered on a rolling basis until the program is filled.

Graduate Musicology Applicants

Complete applications will be reviewed in December.  After review, select candidates will be contacted to schedule an on-campus interview on February 10 or 24, 2017.

Graduate Music Theory

Complete applications will be reviewed after the December 1 deadline.  After review, select candidates will be contacted by the Music Theory faculty to schedule an on-campus interview to be held in February.  Admissions notifications will be sent in March.

Graduate Conducting Applicants

Applicants should submit all required application materials including the conducting recordings no later December 1. Once the file has been reviewed, select individuals will be invited to campus for a live conducting audition. Admissions decisions are mailed to applicants after a majority of candidates to each area have been evaluated.

Graduate Music Education Applicants

Applicants should complete the application process by December 1. The faculty review process begins immediately following this deadline. Notifications are mailed to applicants after the complete file is evaluated. The review process will continue after December 1 or until the program is full.