Application Deadlines for Masters & Specialist Admission

December 1: MM in Conducting (Choral & Orchestral), MA in Media Arts, MM in Music Education (Academic Year), MM in Performance, SM in Performance

January 5: MM in Conducting (Band/Wind Ensemble)*

February 5: MM in Music Education Summer Program

Application Deadlines for Doctoral Admission

December 1: DMA in Composition, PhD in Composition and Music Theory, DMA in Conducting (Choral & Orchestral), PhD in Music Education, PhD in Musicology, and DMA in Performance

December 10: PhD in Performing Arts Technology

January 5: DMA in Conducting (Band/Wind Ensemble)*, PhD in Music Theory

*The deadline to submit the Artistic Profile is extended to January 5, 2023 for the Band/Wind Ensemble Conducting degrees due to Professor Michael Haithcock’s upcoming retirement and the ongoing national search for a new Director of University Bands and Professor of Conducting, to be completed by January 2023.

Closed Programs (Fall 2023 Term) as of August 1, 2022

The following programs are fully enrolled and will not be accepting applications for Fall 2023 admission:

  • DMA in Bassoon Performance
  • DMA in Euphonium Performance
  • DMA in Flute Performance
  • DMA in French Horn Performance
  • DMA in Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation
  • DMA in Saxophone Performance
  • DMA in Trombone Performance

  • Audition schedules fill quickly, so we may not be able to accommodate all audition date preferences.
  • Review the required information and documentation before you begin the application procedure.
  • To be considered for a merit-based scholarship, you must submit your application and all other required materials by the deadline.
  • In rare instances, we will accept applications for admission after December 1 depending on availability.
  • Applications are considered on-time through 11:59pm in the applicant’s time zone on the deadline date. For example, an applicant living in Chicago must submit by 11:59pm Central Time on December 1.

Enrollment Deposit Due April 15

Once you are admitted, a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $300 will reserve your place at U-M. The money will be credited to your student account upon enrollment. The enrollment deposit is waived if you accept a merit-based scholarship.

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