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Pre-Screening Information

Bachelor of Music

  • Scores consisting of a variety of instrumentations are strongly encouraged.
  • For Bachelor of Music candidates an orchestral score is not required.
  • Three scores – but no more than three – should be uploaded to the Peabody application, along with all recordings. Please be sure to clearly indicate the names of the compositions. For the recordings, acoustic performances are strongly encouraged, though MIDI performances are acceptable.

Master of Music

  • Three scores – but no more than three – should be uploaded to the Peabody application.
  • Scores consisting of a variety of instrumentations are required.
  • Large ensemble works are welcome, but not required.
  • All recordings should also be uploaded to Peabody application, with the names of the compositions clearly indicated. For the recordings, acoustic performances are strongly encouraged, though MIDI performances are acceptable.

Doctor of Musical Arts

  • Three scores – but no more than three – should be uploaded to the Peabody application.
  • Scores consisting of a variety of instrumentations are required.
  • Large ensemble works are welcome, but not required.
  • All recordings should also be uploaded to the Peabody application, with the names of the compositions clearly indicated. For the recordings, acoustic performances are strongly encouraged, though MIDI performances are acceptable.
  • Instrumental proficiency is not required, but strongly encouraged.

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Auditions

Bachelor of Music

  • 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.

Master of Music

  • Prospective Master of Music 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.

Doctor of Musical Arts

  • Prospective Doctor of Musical Arts 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.

All Applicants

  • 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.