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Due to the very high number of applicants and the small number of places offered for admission each year, gaining a place as a composition major at Peabody is not easy.

Prescreening Information

For further information on application requirements for the coming year, please click here.

Below are other generalized core expectations for the degree programs in composition at Peabody:

B.M.

Prospective students should submit their best three (3) pieces as part of the application. Please be sure to clearly indicate the titles of each composition. For the recordings, acoustic performances are strongly encouraged, though MIDI performances are acceptable if necessary.

M.M.

Prospective M.M. students who wish to audition are expected to demonstrate a solid overview of contemporary music, including music written since 1945. Prospective students should submit their best three (3) pieces as part of the application, representing as wide a variety of scoring/instrumentation as possible. Large ensemble works are welcome, but not required. Please be sure to clearly indicate the titles of each composition. For the recordings, acoustic performances are strongly encouraged, though MIDI performances are acceptable.

D.M.A.

Prospective D.M.A. students who wish to audition are expected to demonstrate their ability to be conversant in all aspects of contemporary music through the present-day. Prospective students should submit their best three (3) pieces as part of the application, representing as wide a variety of scoring/instrumentation as possible. Large ensemble works are welcome, but not required. Please be sure to clearly indicate the titles of each composition. For the recordings, acoustic performances are strongly encouraged, though MIDI performances are acceptable.

Peabody’s Admissions Office has prepared checklists with detailed instructions for applying to the B.M., M.M., and D.M.A. degree programs. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with your degree’s checklist.

All application materials must be received by December 1. The deadline for applying for financial aid is March 1. Decision results will be mailed on April 1.

Please direct any questions about the application process or application requirements to the Admissions Office at (667) 208-6600.