Application Procedures

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This application is designed for current domestic graduate music students who wish to apply to a new graduate music degree program. For example: MM-DM or AD or PD, MME-DME or PhD, PD-AD or MM or DM, AD-PD or MM or DM. Current undergraduate applicants who wish to apply for a graduate program must follow the procedures for external applicants outlined the sections entitled, "Graduate Domestic Applicants", or "Graduate International Applicants".

NOTE: All applicants to the following programs must follow the same procedures as external applicants:

  • MM and DM Choral Conducting
  • MA and PhD Musicology
  • MM and PhD Music Theory
Step 1

Complete the Internal Graduate Application Form. The application and all required materials must be received by the Office of Music Admissions and Financial Aid by December 1, 2014 (November 15th for Musicology applicants) for Fall 2015 admission consideration.

Step 2

Compose a short paragraph explaining why you are applying to a new program in the Jacobs School of Music

Step 3

Arrange for a written letter of support from your major teacher or advisor to be sent to the Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. This can also be emailed to

Step 4

Complete an audition/interview for the new program. In order to be considered for financial aid, your audition will need to occur by the final audition weekend, March 6-7, 2015. (In some cases it may be acceptable to use your recital hearning as your audition, however, in order to receive consideration for financial aid, this must occur as early as possible in the spring semester).

For a complete listing of audition / interview requirements for individual instrument areas and departments, please see our Audition Requirements page.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

If your native language is not English, you are required to demonstrate your level of English proficiency by taking the TOEFL and submitting your scores. The minimum TOEFL result required for the BM and MM degree program are a paper-based score of 560, a computer-based minimum of 223, and an internet-based minimum of 84. The minimum TOEFL result for the DM degree program is a paper-based score of 600, a computer-based minimum of 250, and an internet-based minimum of 100. The minimum TOEFL result for the Performer/Artist Diploma is a paper-based score of 510, a computer-based minimum of 183, and an internet-based minimum of 65. There are no exceptions to these requirements and the TOEFL must be submitted by March 1, 2015 in order for an admission decision to be made.

NOTE: DM applicants in piano and all choral conducting applicants who are required to submit a TOEFL score must do so by December 1, 2014.

Pleas Note: All internal voice applicants (current JSOM students) will automatically be scheduled to audition on February 14, 2015. This is the ONLY audition date for current voice applicants.