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 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 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 high school (and college, if you are transferring credits) transcripts to your application.
Upload a representative list of the repertoire you have studied in your major instrument or area. If your major is composition, 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.
Please submit a portfolio demonstrating creativity and an understanding of the fundamentals of composing music with software instruments. Must include detailed documentation about the compositional process and creative goals.
Applicants who pass the pre-screening round for Computer Music, Music for New Media, and Recordings Arts & Sciences will be required to complete the Foundations Benchmark Exam.
The Foundations Benchmark Exam is a timed 30 minute examination that assesses your knowledge and speed in music fundamentals. Satisfactory performance on this assessment is one factor considered in the admissions process that will help contribute to admission to a student body poised for success at Peabody Conservatory.
Upload a short essay (one to two pages in length) in response to one of the following prompts:
Optionally (and in a separate document) we would like to hear about any personal or academic issues which might come into play as we process your application. Additional essay requirements for specific departments are below.
Please upload an additional essay describing your background and how it led to your interest in music for new media. Include a description of current goals upon graduating with the degree.
Please upload an additional essay (no more than 750 words) that addresses each of the following questions:
The Directed Studies Minor allows Peabody students to earn the Bachelor of Music degree with a minor comprised of courses taken at other divisions of Johns Hopkins University. Students develop a Directed Study Plan that emphasizes a specific field beyond music. Basic requirements include:
More information can be found here. You may wish to contact Peabody’s Office of Academic Affairs with any further questions.
This is required for current undergraduate students apply to Peabody. If you wish to transfer to Peabody from another college where you are receiving financial assistance, and you wish to be considered for financial assistance at Peabody, you must complete a transfer release form and have it signed by the music executive at your current school. You can download this form here. Please upload this form to your application.
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 strongly recommended but not required for admission. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
Early Decision auditions/interviews will be held on the posted date.
Spring Admission auditions (BFA Dance only) will be scheduled ad-hoc directly with the faculty.
Domestic Regional auditions are available to undergraduate instrumental and dance applicants only, if scheduled.
Asia Regional auditions are available to instrumental applicants only.
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.
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.