Audition Information

Music Scoring for Visual Media

(prescreen and audition required)

Master of Music (M.M.) 



Music Scoring for Visual Media applicants must submit a prescreen portfolio via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.

Prescreen portfolio should include:

  1. Two or more scores and/or audio/visual or audio/visual samples representing a variety of forms and media including at least two excerpts of music for film, game, web or other mixed media
    • Please submit in quickTime or .mp4 format
    • Submitted samples should not exceed twelve minutes.
    • If a long form film or other media is submitted or pointed to via links, then a "cue list" of relevant scenes with timings to locate them should be provided.
    • Any scores should be in PDF format (not Finale or Sibelius)
  2. A complete chronological (PDF) list of compositions for film, game, web or other mixed media as well as any concert works.  This list should contain active links to any work posted and available online.  Preferred filename format for score an recordings: <title>_<genre>_<year>.


Live interviews are by invitation only based on prescreen review. Those invited to interview on campus will be scheduled for one of the audition weekends on the Bloomington campus.

Interviewees should be prepared for a brief ear-training examination (identification of intervals, triads, etc.) and should bring copies of any scores for use at the interview.

Suggested minimum personal computer and software resources

International Applicants

Applicants from Asia, Europe, South America, etc. who are invited to interview are welcome to travel to Bloomington, but we can also offer the possibility of conducting the interview over Skype.