Application Procedures

Domestic Graduate Applicants

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Step 1: Complete the IU Graduate Application

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline for Fall 2020:     December 1, 2019   

Application Fee:     $70

Step 2: Complete the JSoM Supplemental Application

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline for Fall 2020:     December 1, 2019   

Application Fee:     $95

Step 3: Send Supporting Materials to the Jacobs School of Music

Send the following supporting documents to the Jacobs School of Music (not the University Graduate School):
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official TOEFL or ELTS report, if applicable (see below)
  • GRE Scores, if applicable. This is only required for the following graduate programs: Music Education, Music Theory, and Musicology.
TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language)
  • If your native language is not English, you must submit a TOEFL score demonstrating your level of English proficiency by March 1, 2020.
    • Minimum TOEFL score for BM and MM is 84 (internet), 223 (computer), 560 (paper).
    • Minimum TOEFL score for PD and AD is 65 (internet), 183 (computer), 510 (paper).
    • Minimum TOEFL score for DM is 100 (internet), 250 (computer), 600 (paper).

NOTE:  DM Piano applicants, and all Voice, Choral Conducting, Orchestra Conducting, and Music Education applicants requiring the TOEFL must submit their scores by December 1, 2019.

Letters of Recommendation
  • Letters of recommendation are submitted via the JSoM Supplemental Application.
  • Please note, secure links for uploads will only be sent to your recommenders after you have submitted your application.

Prescreen & Audition Information

Prescreen
  • Select instrument areas and departments require prescreen. Refer here for a list of those areas and their repertoire/ portfolio requirements.
  • Prescreening recordings/ portolios must be submitted via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.
  • Prescreen decisions will be sent via email in January.
Audition/ Interview
  • Audition Dates:
    •   January 17-18, 2020
    •   February 7-8, 2020
    •   March 6-7, 2020
  • For a list of audition repertoire requirements, click here.
  • On-campus audition schedules and details will be sent via email no later than 30 days prior to your selected audition weekend.