Submit your pre-screening materials here.  This is not the music application. For information on how to apply to Indiana University and the Jacobs School of Music, please see our application procedures page.


If you are applying for admission to one of the instruments or areas listed below, you must pass the pre-screening process before being invited to an audition. Please feel free to contact our office at (812) 855-7998 or musicadm@indiana.edu if you have any questions.

*Please Note: Applicants who are required to submit pre-screening will submit their letters of recommendation to Acceptd.

NOTE: DM applicants in piano, all voice applicants, and all graduate applicants in choral conducting, orchestral conducting and music education who are required to submit a TOEFL score, must do so by the December 1, 2018 deadline. Your recording will not be screened unless you have a passing TOEFL score.

Graduate Applicants only:

Note: If you are applying for more than one area (or if you are applying for BM or BSOF Composition Option 1), please submit your prescreening in our online system under one account.

All pre-screening and supplementary materials must be received by the Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions by December 1, 2018 in order to receive consideration for Fall 2019 admission. Pre-screening materials received after that date will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on space availability. In the case of pre-screening audition recordings, please note that if received after the December 1 deadline, we reserve the right to consider your recording as a final audition, on which a final admission decision will be made. Applicants in areas where pre-screening is required will be notified if they will be invited for an on-campus audition or interview. Please do not make travel arrangements before you have received notification from us.

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Master of Music (M.M.)

Performer Diploma-Collaborative Piano (P.D.C.P.)

Doctor of Music (D.M)

Collaborative Piano Pre-Screening Requirements:

 Please send the following materials to the Office of Music Admissions via Acceptd:

  1. A high-quality video recording of up to twenty minutes of recent live collaborative performance(s) that you feel best show your pianistic and collaborative skill set.
  2. An updated collaborative repertoire list, both vocal and instrumental (organized separately).
  3. An updated resume.
  4. A letter of recommendation from someone professional, other than your major teacher, who is familiar with your collaborative work. This is separate from the official letters of recommendation required by the graduate school and should be emailed directly to Prof Epperson (epp303@indiana.edu)

Pre-Screening requirements are the same for all degree plans (PD, MM, DM). However, requirements for the invited live audition will be degree specific.  Please see the entry below for live audition requirements.

Collaborative Piano Live Audition Requirements (live auditions in Spring, 2019 will be by invitation after review of pre-screening and application materials)

This unique Collaborative Piano Program at the Jacobs School of Music allows students to follow several options in all three graduate degree plans:  a curricular track balanced with both vocal and instrumental training and experience; a curricular track designed for instrumental emphasis and a curricular track designed for vocal emphasis.  All students will be expected to participate in both vocal and instrumental collaboration, with consideration for their chosen emphasis as a primary focus.  There is no requirement to declare any particular emphasis in advance of auditioning, but the repertoire requirements for the live audition will offer options.  Applicants who are invited to the live audition round can consult our faculty for creative combinations of the requirements listed below.

PD (Performer Diploma)

  1. One short solo work (does not have to be memorized).
  2. Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection OR two contrasting movements of a standard instrumental concerto OR one aria and one movement of a concerto in contrasting styles
  3. A complete standard instrumental sonata/duo
  4. Six standard art songs, representing French, German and English language repertoire.
  5. Sightreading!
  6. Interview with collaborative faculty.

MM (Master of Music)

  1. Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection OR two contrasting movements of a standard instrumental concerto OR one aria and one movement of a standard concerto in contrasting styles
  2. A complete standard instrumental sonata/duo  
  3. Six standard art songs, representing French, German and English language repertoire.
  4. Sightreading!
  5. Interview with collaborative faculty

DM (Doctor of Music)

  1. Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection OR two contrasting movements of a standard instrumental concerto OR one aria and one movement of a standard concerto in contrasting styles
  2. A complete standard sonata/duo for piano with a stringed instrument and a complete standard sonata/duo for piano with a wind/brass instrument
  3. Nine standard art songs, representing French, German and English language repertoire.
  4. Sightreading!
  5. Interview with collaborative faculty
  6. Doctoral applicants must submit a graduate level writing sample.