Application Procedures

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This process is for current domestic JSoM graduate students applying to a new graduate music program in performance or composition. (Ex. MM to DM, PD to MM, MME to DME or PHD, etc.)

If you are a current JSoM undergraduate student applying to a graduate program, you must apply to the IU Graduate School, as well as complete a JSoM Supplemental application. For more information, click here.

NOTE: If you are applying to one of the following progams, your application process is different. To learn about your program's application procedure, click below.

Step 1: Complete the Internal Application

To apply, complete an Internal JSoM Supplemental application here.

Please select "Internal - for current JSoM grad students only" as your level.

Note: Letter of support from your primary teacher or advisor can be requested via Letters of Recommendation in the JSoM Supplemental app, or sent via email to

Application Deadline for Fall 2020:     December 1, 2019   

Step 2: Submit TOEFL and/or GRE to JSoM (if applicable)

Send your score report to JSoM via email ( or mail.
  • If your native language is not English, you must submit a TOEFL score demonstrating your level of English proficiency by March 1, 2020.
    • If your current TOEFL on file with IU does not meet the new program's requirements, you must submit an updated score to JSoM by March 1, 2019.
      • 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 TOEF 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.
  • If you are applying to Musicology, Music Theory, or Music Education and do not have a GRE score on file, please send your score to the JSoM Office of Admissions.

Step 3: Complete an Audition/ Interview

Complete an audition/interview by the final audition weekend, March 6-7, 2020.

  • For a list of audition repertoire requirements, click here.

NOTE: All internal voice applicants (current JSOM students) will automatically be scheduled to audition on February 15, 2020. This is the ONLY audition date for current voice applicants.