Computer Music Composition

Computer Music Composition

Master of Music (M.M.)


The following information is for entry into the 2022-23 school year.


Prescreening Requirements

All computer music composition applicants must submit a prescreening portfolio via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

Portfolio should include:

  • Three to four electronic works. Submit audio recordings or performance videos, as well as program notes. Please also submit PDF scores, patches, and other documentation, as appropriate for each work.
    • Electronic compositions can include fixed-media audio, video with audio soundtrack, and fixed or interactive media with a live performance component.
    • For multichannel works, please submit a stereo mixdown.
  • A chronological list of completed compositions (in PDF format), including date of composition, medium, duration, and any performances.

Interview Requirements

Select applicants will be invited to a live interview after a review of all prescreening portfolios.

If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your interview:

  • January 14-15, 2022
  • February 4-5, 2022
  • March 4-5, 2022

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 virtually. Please email musicadm@iu.edu to request an international virtual interview.

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