MM, concentration in Music Theory:

All applicants for graduate study in the School of Music will take a diagnostic examination to determine preparation for graduate study. For more information about this diagnostic exam

Applicants for the MM, concentration in Music Theory, should submit the following portfolio materials in support of their application for the graduate program:

  • Personal statement: Typed 1-2 page essay containing a brief discussion of your background and musical training as well as a statement of your professional goals;
  • Two samples of analytical papers which demonstrate musical analysis and language/writing skills.
  • For more information on how to apply, please refer to the Graduate School’s online application, found here.
  • As part of a complete application, applicants will take diagnostic exams in music theory, music’s history, and musicianship.

    Candidates for the MM, concentration in Music Theory, must satisfy the requirements in the catalog, including an analytical thesis of substantial proportions, written with faculty approval, and under faculty supervision.