sibcompex3Applying for the BM

annakenEntering freshman who intend to be music composition majors should apply for admission to the BA in Music program and select the instrumental, vocal studies, or theory/history emphasis areas. Students who wish to be admitted into the BM program with an emphasis in Composition must pass a portfolio review following the completion of core coursework at the end of their sophomore year.

ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE ONLINE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA APPLICATION. Click on the following link: How to Apply

The application process is in two steps:

STEP ONE: Apply for admission to the University of Arizona

STEP TWO: Apply to the College of Fine Arts (Apply to the BA degree track (not BM) and state your intention to become a BM composition major in Acceptd.)

Click the link above to get started!

To see the coursework requirements click below:
BM Composition curriculum

picture2Applying for the MM/DMA


dsc00466copy2ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE ONLINE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA GRADUATE APPLICATION.
Click on the following link:
How to Apply

STEPS TO APPLY:

1. Apply to the Graduate College (Link above)

2. Send materials (see below) to the School of Music

The following must be sent directly to the Academic Student Services Office in The School of Music, or uploaded to ACCEPTD.COM (See below for address)

A. Transcripts (GPA 3.0 minimum)

B. Application Essay (accomplishments, goals and your reason for pursuing music for graduate studies)

C. Materials (see below)
(You may also interview in person. Contact the professors to schedule a time and let the Office of Student Services know when it is finalized.)

D. Three (3) Letters of recommendation

What materials to submit:

Scores should be submitted in hard copy. All applicants must submit a maximum of three reproduced manuscript scores that are a representative cross-section of current work in various genres. One of these should be at least ten minutes in duration. A CD recording of the submitted works should be sent. (MIDI realizations are acceptable but live recordings are preferred.)

Scores must be legible, clearly identified as to the title, composer, date of completion, etc.

Electro-acoustic works may be submitted. Please include a score if applicable.

Applicants may also submit other supporting materials (articles, reviews, multi-media projects, etc.)

DEADLINES
(School of Music and Graduate College)

Domestic Applicant
Check graduate handbook or call the School of Music office

International Applicant
Check graduate handbook or call the School of Music office

*International students must demonstrate proficiency in English as one of the conditions for admission. Submission of a minimum score of 550 (or a computer-based score of 213) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose native language in not English. Contact the department for more information.

SEND MATERIALS TO:

Fred Fox School of Music

ATTN:Graduate Admissions
1017 N. Olive Rd.
Music Bldg., Rm. 109
P.O. Box 210004
Tucson, AZ 85721-0004
520.621.1656

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