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Open/Closed Programs & Deadlines

Closed Programs (Fall 2018 Term)

The application season for 2018 consideration is now open. However, the following programs are fully enrolled and will not be accepting applications for Fall 2018:

  • DMA in French Horn Performance
  • DMA in Oboe Performance
  • DMA in Saxophone Performance
  • DMA in Trumpet Performance
  • DMA in Tuba Performance


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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