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SMTD Graduate Application Procedure


Master of Music (MM) degrees:

The prerequisite is a bachelor's degree, with a major in music, from an accredited institution. If you have not completed the equivalent of a bachelor's degree (with a music major) should apply as a transfer student at the undergraduate level. 

We expect that you have achieved an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (where A=4.0), or a grade point average of at least 3.2 for the final two years of undergraduate study.

Specialist in Music (SM) degrees:

The prerequisite is a master of music degree from an accredited institution. Applicants for the post-master's specialist programs must have achieved an average of at least 3.0 GPA in their master’s studies.

How and When to Apply

Applications for Master of Music (MM) and Specialist in Music (SM) degree programs open each year in September.

To apply:

  1. Review the necessary information and documentation required to complete your application.
  2. Complete an online graduate application.
  3. Create an Artistic Profile to upload materials required specifically for the program to which you're applying (resumé, repertoire list, pre-screening recordings, etc.).

Application & Audition Fees

Graduate Application Fee $75
Late Fee (applications submitted after the deadline) $25
Artistic Profile $45
All fees are non-refundable and payable by credit card.

Submitting Application Materials

  • Upload all of your credentials online with the graduate application and Artistic Profile.
  • Any additional materials should be sent electronically to
  • Official transcripts should be sent to:

School of Music, Theatre & Dance Admissions Office
University of Michigan
2290 Moore Bldg
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2085


The deadline to apply is December 1.

  • An exception is the Music Education MM Summer Program, for which the deadline is February 6.
  • If you are applying for a merit-based financial aid award, you must submit the application for admission and all other required materials by the deadline.

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