Use this check-list to keep track of all the required items. Click on each item (or scroll down) for details. Please consider printing this page so you can keep track of your progress.
Once you have started your application, you can save your progress and return to your application at any time.
When you have completed your application, you will be able to review and submit it before paying the application fee of $120. Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed or scheduled for an audition/interview unless we have receive the application fee. If you feel that you qualify for an application fee waiver, please email email@example.com with your request.
After submission you will not be able to make changes to the application itself, but you will be able to edit your portfolio through your application status portal.
You will be asked to submit email addresses for three people who know your musical ability. These people will automatically be emailed with instructions on how to electronically submit their recommendation. While you must submit these email addresses by the December 1st deadline, your recommenders will have until February 1st to submit their recommendations.
If you want to change your recommender or their email address after submitting your application, please contact the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are strongly encouraged to list studio teacher preferences on your application if applicable. These preferences have no bearing on the consideration for your admission to Peabody and are not shared with the faculty prior to your audition.
Studios can fill up quickly, especially in the larger departments, so we recommend listing 2 to 3 different faculty choices for areas of study that have multiple studio faculty. If you have any questions about teacher assignments, please contact the admissions office at email@example.com.
Please scan and upload your transcripts from all schools you have attended to our application.
Students matriculating into the Doctor of Musical Arts degree program should present evidence of a Master of Music degree or its demonstrated equivalent.
Upload a representative list of the repertoire you have studied in your major instrument or area. Composition applicants should list your own works with instrumentation. Please indicate any repertoire performed in public with an asterisk (*). Piano or Voice applicants must upload a complete repertoire list.
Upload a copy of your resume.
All applicants must submit an analytical or historical essay written within the previous two years.
The DMA application process is complex. Your application and writing sample will be assigned to a committee for review several weeks before your interview. Because of this, your application cannot be processed until we have your essay. This will become important if we run out of interview times.
Be reminded that DMA auditions only take place in February, so we have no “fall back” position if the interview or audition times fill up.
All applicants who complete an audition/interview are automatically considered for Peabody’s merit-based scholarships. FAFSA/CSS Profile deadline:
The FAFSA/CSS Profile submission is encouraged but not required for admission. Please note that you must submit the FAFSA if you wish to be considered for need-based aid such as work-study and grant aid. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
Exams are required for the following DMA and/or Graduate Assistantship (GA) applicants, to be completed prior to your audition/interview. You will receive notice and instructions about these exams via email. GA applicants will only be scheduled for a GA interview if they meet the minimum test score requirements to qualify for said interview.
Regular Admission Audition Week: About a month before your in-person audition or virtual interview, you will receive an invitation stating the date and time of your scheduled audition/interview. Audition requirements can be found here.
Recorded Auditions must be submitted by February 1st. Please note that not all instruments are eligible to submit a recorded audition.
DMA applicants will be scheduled for DMA interview in addition to their major area audition/interview. Be reminded that DMA auditions only take place in February, so we have no “fall back” position if you miss your scheduled interview.
Information from your audition and application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee after all auditions/interviews are complete. Decisions for incomplete applications will not be made until we receive the missing information. Regular Admission decisions will be released on April 1st.