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. Once your application has been sealed, you will not be able to make changes.
After you have submitted your application…
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 (Regular Admissions only) or April 15th (Late Admissions) to submit their recommendations. If you want to change your recommender or their email address after submitting your application, contact the Admissions office.
*The Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Institute do not accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test.
Please scan and upload your transcripts from the colleges you have attended to our application. These transcripts may be official or unofficial copies. Please include classes that are in progress for which you have not yet received grades. We will not accept any hard copy transcripts during the application process. They must be uploaded to your application. Once you have been accepted if you choose to come to Peabody, we will ask you to request that your school send a hard copy, final transcript before orientation.
International applicants are required to upload all transcripts in English.
A qualifying undergraduate degree should include 3 years of study following completion of secondary school (or high school) and 25 post-secondary credit hours of non-musical study, the equivalent of 50 European transfer credits (ETCS).
Upload a representative list of the repertoire you have studied in your major instrument or area.
Composition applicants: list your own works with instrumentation. Please star (*) repertoire performed in public.
Upload a copy of your resume.
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.:
The deadline for applying for financial aid is November 1.
Given the 13-month format of the Low-Res MM program, Peabody will not offer institutional aid for students seeking financial assistance. For Low Res students – Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships, and Institutional Grants will not be applied to financial aid packages. However, federal loans, work-study, institutional loans and private loan options are available to students who qualify.
Please visit our Financial Aid page for information.
Applicants for the Master of Music – Low Residency programs should submit all required materials by the December 1 application deadline. Students will be contacted by the faculty to schedule zoom interviews during the week of December 1- 8. Faculty will hold interviews and review all submitted materials.
*Note: there are no pre-screening requirements for this program.
Admission decisions will be released no later than December 15, 2021. Admitted applicants will have until January 15, 2022 to make their enrollment decision and pay their $700 enrollment deposit.