Graduate Program Audition Requirements

Music Students

As a graduate student at Central Michigan University, you will study in extraordinary facilities, work closely with expert faculty and learn advanced musical skills. You’ll become adept in music theory, composition, history and performance as you prepare for a career in the arts, business, or go on to doctoral study.

What are the application requirements?

  • Candidates must have an appropriate undergraduate music degree or a music major of at least 40 semester hours.
  • Candidates must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 in undergraduate music studies.
  • Each candidate must submit three letters of recommendation.

Master of Music in Performance

  • Candidates must demonstrate, through either an audition or interview, talent and ability levels that indicate the promise of successful graduate study in music performance. Students may request audition information by clicking the link above, or by phone, mail, or e-mail.

Master of Music in Music Education

  • Candidates must have either a music education degree, a major of at least 40 semester hours in music, or appropriate study in music education, as determined during an entrance interview.

Music Theory Lesson

Graduate Assistantships

    The School of Music offers graduate assistantships in a variety of skill areas. To apply for a graduate assistantship, contact Dr. Alicia Valoti.Additional awards and graduate fellowships are available through the Office of Graduate Studies.

    Office of Graduate Studies

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Jazz
  • Music History/Literature
  • Keyboard
  • Music Education
  • Music Technology
  • Orchestral Instruments
  • Theory/Composition
  • Voice
  • Graduate assistants' duties may include assisting the directors of large ensembles, supervising labs, coaching ensembles, assisting with larger classes, tracking recital attendance or teaching 100-level courses.

    Full-time graduate assistants receive a stipend, a tuition waiver, faculty library borrowing privileges, and limited fee reimbursement. For the latest updates on compensation, please visit the Graduate Assistantships FAQ page.

    Financial aid opportunities are available at the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

    Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid