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Program-Specific Materials

 

Carefully review the program-specific supplemental application materials.

Collaborative Piano & Coaching (MM, DMA)

Prerequisites: Collaborative Piano/Coaching MM applicants should hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in music, DMA applicants should hold a masters degree in music.

Composition (MA, PhD)
  • GRE General Test Scores
    Scores older than five years will not be accepted. The University of Minnesota Graduate School ETS code is 6874.
  • Resume/CV
  • Original scores and recordings (two-four scores of varying genres) uploaded via the Digital Uploads section of your Application to the University of Minnesota.

Prerequisites: students applying to the Composition MA will hold an undergraduate degree in music, and those applying to the Composition PhD will hold a completed masters degree in music. In addition, both Composition MA/PhD applicants should have completed basic professional preparation, defined as the equivalent of a minimum of one year of orchestration, one semester of counterpoint, and three years of theory and analysis (tonal and post-tonal).

Conducting (MM), Choral Emphasis

Prerequisites: Conducting MM applicants should hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in music or its equivalent.

 
Conducting (MM), Orchestral Emphasis

Please note: this program is not accepting applications for 2019.

  • Pre-Screening Video
  • Resume/CV
  • Cumulative repertoire list
  • Audition and Interview (scheduled directly with faculty by invitation only) 

Prerequisites: Conducting MM applicants should hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in music or its equivalent.

Conducting (MM), Wind Ensemble/Band
  • Pre-Screening Video
  • Resume/CV
  • Cumulative repertoire list
  • Audition and Interview (scheduled directly with faculty by invitation only) 

Prerequisites: Conducting MM applicants should hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in music or its equivalent.

Conducting (DMA)

**PLEASE NOTE: The DMA with Choral Conducting Emphasis will not be accepting applications for Fall 2019 entrance. Please apply for Fall 2020 when the application becomes available in September, 2019.** 

Prerequisites: Conducting DMA applicants should hold an appropriate masters degree in music or its equivalent.

 
Musicology/Ethnomusicology (MA, PhD)
  • Original papers, including at least one that demonstrates ability in musical analysis
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE General Test Scores
    The University of Minnesota Graduate School ETS code is 6874. Scores older than five years will not be accepted.

Prerequisites: Musicology/Ethnomusicology MA applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in music or its equivalent. The MA and PhDdegrees are cumulative, in that courses taken in fulfillment of the MA are applicable toward the PhD. Therefore, applicants to the PhD should already have an MA in musicology or ethnomusicology. 

Music Education (MM)
  • Resume/CV
  • Documentation of K–12 music teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Entrance interview with music education faculty
  • Excellent scholastic record from accredited college or university

Prerequisites: Music Education MM applicants should hold an appropriate bachelor's degree in music, generally with licensure in music education .

Music Education (PhD), Music Education (PhD) with an Emphasis in Music Therapy
  • Original papers (e.g. research or professional papers)
  • Resume/CV
  • Documentation of at least three years of successful teaching experience on the elementary, secondary, and/or college levels (PhD in Music Education)
  • Documentation of at least three years of full-time clinical experience as a music therapist (PhD in Music Education - Emphasis in Music Therapy)
  • Excellent scholastic record from accredited college or university
  • GRE General Test Scores
    The University of Minnesota Graduate School ETS code is 6874. Scores older than five years will not be accepted. 
  • Finalists will be invited to complete an interview with the music education faculty

Prerequisites: Applicants should hold an appropriate master's degree in music.

Music Education Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program
  • 2 letters of recommendation (general application instructions indicate 3 letters are required - please disregard and only upload two).
  • Resume/CV
  • Documentation of 30 hours of field experience in a K-12 setting (provide a written overview of the hours and highlights of your experience).
  • Pre-Screening Video demonstrating evidence of capacity to perform on a musical instrument
  • Finalists will be required to complete a music education interview with the faculty and Proficiency Exam for Music Education (at the time of the music education interview): Written Skills; Oral Skills; Accompanying Skills; Song-Leading Skills; Error-Detection Skills
Music Therapy (MA)
  • Entrance interview
  • Excellent scholastic record from accredited college or university
  • GRE General Test Scores
    The University of Minnesota Graduate School ETS code is 6874. Scores older than five years will not be accepted.
  • Resume/CV

Prerequisites: Music Therapy MA applicants should hold an appropriate bachelor's degree in music

Instrumental Performance (MM, DMA)

Prerequisites: MM applicants should hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in music, DMA applicants should hold a masters degree in music or its equivalent.

Theory (MA, PhD)
  • Original papers (one tonal and one post-tonal analysis)
  • GRE General Test Scores
    The University of Minnesota Graduate School ETS code is 6874. Scores older than five years will not be accepted.
  • Resume/CV
  • Finalists will be contacted by program faculty for an in-person interview (remote interviews are possible for students who cannot visit campus)

Prerequisites: It is expected that students applying to the Theory MA program will have completed an undergraduate degree in music and basic professional preparation, defined as the equivalent of three years of theory and analysis (tonal and post-tonal) and one semester of counterpoint. Upon admission, students are expected to show proficiency equivalent to, or beyond that required to pass the equivalency examinations in tonal and post-tonal theory and analysis, ear training, counterpoint and music history for the University of Minnesota B.A. in music.  Theory PhD applicants should have a completed MA in theory or the equivalent upon entry to the program. 

Voice Performance (MM, DMA)

Prerequisites: MM applicants should hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in music, DMA applicants should hold a masters degree in music or its equivalent.