Graduate Admissions

Information for Prospective MA in Theory Pedagogy Students

Click HERE for more information and application forms for the Master of Arts in Theory Pedagogy. For the MA application, GRE scores, two research papers, and three letters of recommendation are required. Following faculty review of submitted materials, selected applicants will be invited to Rochester for interviews with members of the department.

Information for Prospective MA/PhD in Theory Students

Click HERE for more information and application forms for the Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy in Theory. Click HERE for general information on the PhD program at Eastman. For the MA/PhD application, GRE scores, two research papers, and three letters of recommendation are required.

After reviewing the applicant files, the Theory Department invites selected applicants for an Audition Weekend (generally at the end of January) with interviews and informational meetings. The schedule is shown below. The graduate applicant interviews include sight singing, ear training, keyboard skills, analysis of scores and questions on repertoire, as well as discussion of applicants’ research and career interests.