Application Deadlines for Masters & Specialist Admission

December 1: MM in Conducting, MFA in Dance, MA in Media Arts, MM in Music Education (Academic Year), MM in Performance, SM in Performance

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, PhD in Music Education, PhD in Musicology, and DMA in Performance

January 5: PhD in Music Theory

Closed Programs (Fall 2020 Term)

The application for Fall 2020 consideration will open in September 2019. However, the following programs are fully enrolled and will not be accepting applications:

  • DMA in Bassoon Performance
  • DMA in Euphonium Performance
  • DMA in Flute Performance
  • DMA in French Horn Performance
  • DMA in Saxophone Performance
  • DMA in Trombone Performance
  • DMA in Tuba 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.


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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