2021-2022 Bulletin: Policies and General Information 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Bulletin: Policies and General Information [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]


Program-Specific Application Requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Sample Work.  Applicants for a concentration in composition should submit representative examples of their work.  Copies, not original manuscripts, should be submitted. Applicants in the field of musicology, historical performance practices, or music education should submit examples of their written work in the form of published articles or unpublished papers.

  • Audition required for performance concentration applicants
    • Taped recordings may be accepted in place of a personal appearance for applicants outside of Southern California for whom travel to campus would prove difficult. Applicants with a concentration in composition should submit representative samples of their work.


University Requirements

  • Application and application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English Proficiency Examination Scores (international applicants only)
    • Applicants to the Music programs, whose IELTS score is a 5.0 or 5.5, may be considered for admission into our International Scholars Program in cases where the student’s academic program and holistic review of all their credentials suggest they have potential to succeed. These exceptional cases must be approved by both the academic Dean and the Dean of Admissions.