The School of Music Audition procedures provide opportunity for the graduate faculty to make a comprehensive decision on audition candidates to the School of Music.
Master of Music Admissions Requirements
A. To be considered for admission, all Belmont University applicants must submit the following:
- A completed Belmont University Graduate Studies Application for Admission.
- Two completed recommendation forms from individuals who know applicant's musical and scholastic abilities.
- The $50 non-refundable application fee.
- Official transcripts of all previous college and masters level work
- A one page statement of goals as a musician.
B. Additionally, students seeking admission to the School of Music must also submit:
- A completed Graduate Studies in Music Application Supplement.
- A copy of a printed program from a junior and/or senior undergraduate recital.
- A complete undergraduate repertory list in the principal performing area.
- Scores from either the GRE or MAT taken within the last five years. Anticipated scores for an entering student are 300 on the GRE (1000 if taken prior to August 2011) and 400 on the MAT.
- COMMERCIAL MUSIC APPLICANTS ONLY: As a part of the application process, all students applying for admission to the MM in Commercial Music must submit a recording. This recording must be submitted and approved prior to scheduling an interview and live audition (see 3b below). Details of the recording requirement are available here.
C. Additionally, School of Music Applicants must:
- Have earned at least a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate point average on a 4.0 scale or a 3.0 average in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work to be fully admitted. A student may receive probationary acceptance with a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale or a 2.75 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
- Complete an audition and an interview with the Director of Graduate Studies in Music.
- Successfully complete the School of Music entrance examination (which covers Music History and Music Theory*) prior to beginning coursework. Review courses are required for students who do not successfully complete these entrance examinations. Review courses may count as elective hours in most degree programs.
Auditions for Fall 2013:
We are no longer accepting applications for Commercial Music.
Friday, January 18, 2013 (Fall 2013, all majors, admission/scholarship consideration)
Friday, February 22, 2013 (Fall 2013, all majors, admission/scholarship consideration)
Friday, March 22, 2013 (Fall 2013, all majors, admission/scholarship consideration) - Classical Voice Auditions are FULL
Questions?Call the School of Music Graduate Secretary (615-460-8117)
Applications must be postmarked at least two (2) weeks prior to the audition. An admission decision cannot be made until all application material has been received. For a complete list of admissions requirements, click here.
For further information on our various graduate programs, contact Dr. Kris Elsberry, Director of Graduate Studies (615-460-8204).