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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 can speak to your performance 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 application submission deadline, your recommenders will have until the following deadlines 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 email@example.com.
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. Computer Music does not offer teacher preferences at this time; studio assignments are made post-enrollment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biographies are listed alphabetically here, or you can find their information on the department’s specific page under Area of Study. More information can be found on our FAQ page.
Please scan and upload your transcripts from all schools you have attended to our application.
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 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.
Essays are only required in the following areas:
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.
Upload an essay (1,500 words or more) about a musical subject of your choice. It must be typed with footnotes and supporting scholarly research. A previously written document is acceptable.
As part of the larger Johns Hopkins Pathways to PhD initiative, the Pathways to DMA aims to expand opportunities for applicants from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the DMA. Applicants should submit an essay explaining your interest in the Pathways to DMA program and describe how your goals and preparation qualify you for the program and how your background and experience will enhance Peabody’s mission to strengthen diversity for the educational benefit of Peabody students, the University community, and our increasingly diverse society.
All applicants who complete an audition/interview are automatically considered for Peabody’s merit-based scholarships. FAFSA/CSS Profile deadlines:
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 MM and/or Graduate Assistantship (GA) applicants, to be completed prior to your audition/interview. You will receive notice and instructions via email if you have required exams to complete. GA applicants will only be scheduled for a GA interview if they meet the minimum test score requirements to qualify for said interview.
Spring Admission auditions/interviews will be scheduled ad-hoc directly with the faculty.
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.
Asia Regional auditions are available to instrumental applicants only.
Late Admission auditions/interviews will be held May 9-20th. If your area requires an interview in lieu of an audition, you will be contacted by the faculty to schedule your interview. Performance area auditions will be scheduled shortly after the application deadline.
Recorded Auditions must be submitted by the following deadlines:
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.