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Graduate Admission Information
Graduate Music Admission Information, Forms, and Policies
Application materials for the School of Music
Each new graduate music student pursuing the concentration in conducting (choral or wind), music education, or music performance must complete the following application materials for admission to the School of Music.
- Application for Admission to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies
- Audition: Provisional and/or On-campus
Application for admission to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies
- Application for Admission
- Application Processing Fee
- Official Undergraduate Transcript
- Graduate Student Assistantship Application
- Supplemental Material for the School of Music (to be uploaded with College Application):
- School of Music Application
- Personal Résumé (Vita)
- Statement of Purpose
- List of Repertoire Performed or Studied
- Letters (3) of Recommendation
- If you have already applied to Indiana State University and been accepted, please visit isuportal.indstate.edu to activate your Sycamore Log-in.
- Once your Sycamore Log-In has been activated, visit indstate.academicworks.com to apply for scholarships. All students must fill out the general survey on The Branch in order to be considered for scholarships.
Each new graduate music student pursuing the concentration in conducting (choral or wind), music education, or music performance must do a music performance audition. Audition requirements for these concentrations can be downloaded by clicking the following links:
- Music Audition Requirements (Concentration: Music Education)
- Music Audition Requirements (Concentration: Music Performance)
Provisional auditions in DVD or YouTube format are acceptable only if travel distance poses an extreme hardship. At least one member of the music performance faculty should evaluate the provisional audition. If a student submits a provisional audition, an on-campus audition must still be done. Mail the DVD or submit the YouTube link to the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Music.
On-campus auditions must be done by every new graduate music student and normally take place during the first week of classes. At least two members of the music performance faculty should evaluate the on-campus audition. The music for both the provisional and on-campus auditions may be the same. On-campus performance auditions are scheduled with the Coordinator of the Music Performance Division. On-campus conducting (choral or wind) auditions are scheduled with the Coordinator of the Ensemble Division.
Graduate assistantships in music
Each graduate music student applying for a graduate assistantship in music should download and complete Graduate Student Assistantship Application form. Submit this form along with the ISU Graduate application.
Graduate music placement examinations
Each new graduate music student pursuing the concentration in conducting (choral or wind), music education, or music performance must take the following Graduate Music Placement Examinations. Information can be downloaded by clicking the links.
- Music Performance Audition
- Music Theory Placement Examination
- Music History and Literature Placement Examination
- Keyboard Proficiency Examination
No fee is charged to take these examinations. With the exception of the Music Performance Audition, examinations are normally scheduled during the week prior to the beginning of the Fall semester or the Spring semester.
Transfer of Credit
Each new graduate music student at Indiana State University who has transferred from a regionally accredited institution should download the following forms by clicking the College of Graduate and Professional Studies links for transfer credit information:
The School of Music at ISU will accept no more than six hours of transfer credit toward an ISU graduate music concentration. Mail these completed forms to the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in the School of Music.
Interlink Language Center
International students must demonstrate a proficiency in English as a second language. Click the link to learn more about language training, cultural orientation, and academic preparation through INTERLINK at ISU:
Sycamore Express - Graduate Version (answers and assistance for current students)