With undergraduate applicants, the first attribute the Computer Music Department looks for is native musical ability. This may be demonstrated through performing or a portfolio of some of the applicants’ previously written compositions–in any style. The second step is to present their work to a faculty panel. Applicants will also take some placement tests in music theory, sight singing and computer music. These tests do not influence acceptance, but would help to place the student in the proper classes, if he or she does attend.
Applicants may apply to two departments, if they so desire.
Computer Music: Upload an essay about why you have decided to pursue a degree from the Computer Music program. Three tracks are available in Computer Music, each with slightly differing application requirements. The following instructions are for specific tracks.:
Applicants for the Low-Residency Master of Music program should upload their essay and required portfolio, recital, or research paper as outlined above with their application by December 1.