Application Procedures

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This application 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, visit the Office of Music Admissions and Financial Aid or contact us via email ( to request an application.

Application Deadline for Fall 2020:     December 1, 2019   

Step 2: Submit supporting documents to JSoM

Send the following documents to JSoM via email ( or campus mail.
  • A short paragraph explaining why you are applying to a new program
  • Letter of support from your primary teacher or advisor
  • TOEFL, if applicable. 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).
    • TOEFL can be submitted to JSoM via email, fax, or mail.
 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.

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.