Computer Music Composition

Computer Music Composition audition requirements

Master of Music (M.M.)

Prescreen portfolio

  • Three to four electronic works and one solely acoustic composition (recordings and, when applicable, PDF scores and/or patches, programs, program notes, etc.)
    • Electronic compositions can include fixed-media audio, video with audio soundtrack, fixed or interactive audio/video with live instruments.
    • For multichannel works, please submit a stereo mixdown, and in addition, a multichannel zipped archive of the same work with the channels clearly labeled (L_Front, L_Rear, etc.).
    • For video works, it is recommended that you provide a video hosting service link, such as YouTube or Vimeo, rather than uploading the video itself.
  • A chronological list of completed compositions (in PDF format), including date of composition, instrumentation, duration, and any performances if applicable

Live interview

After a review of the prescreen portfolios, a limited number of applicants will be invited for a live interview. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes in length and include a brief ear-training examination (identification of intervals, triads, etc.).

*International applicants are welcome to travel to Bloomington, but we can also offer the possibility of conducting the interview over Skype.

*This information is for the 2020-2021 school year. In response to the ongoing global health crisis, we are currently reviewing our audition procedures for the 2021-2022 school year to meet state and university guidelines related to COVID-19. Please check back for updates!

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