Computer Music Composition

Computer Music Composition audition requirements

In response to the ongoing pandemic, the Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is adapting our audition procedures for 2021-2022 admissions to meet state and university guidelines related to COVID-19.

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 video interview. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes in length and include a brief ear-training examination (identification of intervals, triads, etc.).


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