Audition Information

Computer Music Composition Requirements

(prescreen and interview required)

Master of Music (M.M.)



Applicants must submit a prescreening portfolio via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.

Portfolio should include:

  1. 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; and
  2. A chronological list of completed compositions, including date of compositions, instrumentation, duration, and any performances.


A limited number of applications are invited to interview on the Bloomington Campus. Invitation decisions are based on prescreen and application review.

  • What to expect at the interview:
    • A 30 minute interview with faculty
    • A brief ear-training examination (identification of intervals, triads, etc.) 

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.