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Open/Closed Programs & Deadlines

Closed Programs (Fall 2018 Term)

The application season for 2018 consideration is closed.


General Graduate Deadlines

For programs that require an audition and/or interview, application deadlines are listed under the section entitled audition dates and requirements.

The application deadlines are as follows:

December 1

DMA in Composition

PhD in Composition & Music Theory

DMA in Conducting

MFA in Dance

MA in Media Arts

PhD in Music Education

DMA in Performance

January 5

PhD in Musicology

PhD in Ethnomusicology

PhD in Music Theory


All application materials must be received by the above deadline and all auditions/interviews must be completed by March 1.

After the deadline, the SMTD may continue to accept applications for admission without fellowship/instructorship consideration in programs for which openings still exist. Highly competitive programs may close at any point after their published deadline.

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