Application Procedures

Internal Graduate Applicants

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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: Steps 1-4 below apply to performance programs and composition.  A special procedures are in place for the following programs (click on program for details):

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, 2018 for Fall 2019 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 1-2, 2019. (In some cases it may be acceptable to use your recital hearing 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, 2019 in order for an admission decision to be made.

NOTE: DM applicants in piano and voice, and all choral conducting, orchestral conducting and music education applicants who are required to submit a TOEFL score, must do so by December 1, 2018.

Please Note: All internal voice applicants (current JSOM students) will automatically be scheduled to audition on February 16, 2019. This is the ONLY audition date for current voice applicants.