- April 1: All application materials, including the audition (if private lessons are desired), must be completed and submitted to receive full consideration for the summer music education program, as well as for a summer assistantship.
Graduate Admission Process
Summer Admission Deadline (MM or MS Music Education):
Admission Requirements & Instructions:
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Applicants must submit the online Graduate Application and $40 application fee. Assistantship applicants must indicate their intentions on the online application.
More information: Graduate Assistantships
All applicants must submit the Audition Form to access the application page for the School of Music. When prompted to select a date if you wish to audition live for private lessons during your summer session. If you do not require summer lessons, or if you'd prefer to submit a recorded audition, select the "N/A (Summer Masters Only)" option. This will take you to the SOM page where you can input the information outlined below.
The Audition Form will ask applicants for:
There is a $40 submission fee for the Audition Form.
General admission to a degree program is granted to applicants who have a good undergraduate scholastic record (a 3.0 average on the 4.0 system is generally considered sufficient) and have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with at least 36 credits in music. Transcripts must be sent directly from the Registrar's office of your undergraduate school to our Office of Admission. This is usually done electronically, but the land address of our Office of Admission is:
Applicants must have completed the requirements for New York State initial or provisional certification, including successful practice teaching in music, or the equivalent requirements for another state, before beginning coursework. Generally, students entering this degree program have professional music teaching experience. All candidates must submit a 500-750 word scholarly essay on a contemporary issue in music education that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to craft the English language, using and citing scholarly sources. NYSED requires that all students entering programs in education complete some form of standardized test as part of their application. Please plan on taking the GRE and submit your results to fulfill this requirement. Applicants also must perform an audition on their major instrument or voice.
For summers-only M.M. in Music Education applicants, auditions are required only for those wishing to have private lessons. Required credits in performance studies may also be fulfilled through advanced instrumental techniques classes. No audition is required for students selecting this option.
Voice applicants interested in having private lessons must submit prescreening footage with their application to the School of Music. Review prescreening requirements here.
Tracking Your Application Status
Through the Application Checklist you can monitor what items we've received and what items are outstanding -- and track your decision.
Tuition for all music degrees is calculated by the credit hour, and can be found online: Graduate Tuition & Fees