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Graduate Admissions

The application for Fall 2015 will open on Tuesday, September 2 and will be due on Monday, December 1.

UW-Madison School of Music Graduate Program

Our mission is to provide qualified students with additional training and experience in research and performance as well as professional development opportunities. 

Graduate degrees prepare students for professional work in performing, conducting, composing and arranging, teaching, administration, and research. Graduates of our program hold positions in professional ensembles across the country and around the world, perform as soloists worldwide, and hold teaching, administrative, and arts positions in public and private institutions of all kinds. 

We take pride in our dedicated and accomplished graduate faculty, the flexibility of our courses of graduate study, and an environment that encourages collaboration and fosters a vibrant intellectual community.

Are you considering applying to UW-Madison?  

1) View the following documents: 

Graduate Application Guide & Checklist - Read this carefully before applying!*

*Note: The Guide contains a link to the application and should be read thoroughly before applying! The application process involvesTWO online applications and, due to automatic processing features, can take up to 7 days to complete. Plan to submit your Graduate School application no later than November 23, 2014 in order to have everything done by the December 1 deadline. 

Graduate Application & Admission Statistics 2014

2) Check the application materials, preliminary recordings, and audition repertoire required for your specific degree and area of study (under "Areas of Study" left).

3) Contact the faculty in your area to introduce yourself and schedule a meeting and/or sample lesson.

4) If you are re-applying or re-entering, please contact the Coordinator (below) BEFORE you apply to discuss your special application process.

International Students

Please read the following carefully! The Graduate School offers to waive the TOEFL score requirement for international students if they have completed a degree at an American university. However, the School of Music does NOT waive the TOEFL requirement. All international applicants must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 80. Your application will be rejected if we do not have a TOEFL score of 80 by December 1, 2014. 

Additionally, international students who are accepted will be required to show possession of enough funds to cover tuition and living expenses for one year. If you receive a funding appointment from the School of Music, this will take care of most, but not all, of the required funds. You can read more about this requirement here:

Application Deadline for 2015-16

DECEMBER 1, 2014 

All application materials due on this date.

Please read the Graduate Application Guide & Checklist carefully before applying.

The application will open on September 2.

NOTE: Applications for the Orchestral Conducting program are not being accepted for 2015-16.

NOTE: Applications for the Opera degree are not being accepted for 2015-16. All Voice applicants will be considered for roles in the University Opera productions. 

Audition Information
  • Brass, Conducting & Organ
    Contact faculty for audition information after applying. Please inform the Graduate Admissions Coordinator of your audition date.
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014
    Voice & Piano optional early audition date (Undergraduate Audition Day)
  • Saturday, January 17, 2015
    Audition deadline for University Fellowship consideration
  • Saturday, February 14, 2015
    Audition deadline for consideration for Collins Fellowships and other funding.

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Graduate Admissions Coordinator
James Doing Jr.
Phone: (608) 263-3220
Mailing address:
UW-Madison School of Music
Graduate Admissions
455 N. Park Street
5553 Mosse Humanities
Madison, WI 53706-1483