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Graduate Admissions for
M.A., M.F.A., M.M., and M.M.T.

All graduate applicants must submit a complete application and supporting materials. The checklist for all graduate programs is listed below; please be sure to read through the additional program specific materials.

 

All MUSIC materials should be mailed to:

Boyer College of Music and Dance
Presser Hall (021-00)
Attn: Kristi Morgridge
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

All DANCE materials should be mailed to:

Boyer College of Music and Dance
Dance Department – 3rd Floor
Attn: Mary Garcia
1700 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

 

Graduate Application Checklist

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M.A.: Dance
 
M.F.A.: Dance
 
M.M.: Choral Conducting - SUBMIT MY PRESCREENING RECORDING
 
  • Applicants must submit a prescreening recording via Decision Desk of a rehearsal or performance of at least 10 minutes in duration.  
  • Once selected, applicants will be invited to a live audition; during this time, applicants will rehearse and conduct the Concert Choir, a 40-voice mixed ensemble, for approximately 20 minutes in three or four stylistically and historically varied choral pieces selected by the choral faculty.
  • Live auditions are held in the early spring semester. 
  • Application, supporting materials, and prescreening recording must be received by December 1 for Fall semester admission consideration.
 
  • Applicants must submit evidence of compositional activity via Decision Desk.
  • If an applicant has enrolled in the Seminar in Composition prior to his or her application for formal admission to the program in Composition, the work accomplished there may serve to meet this entrance requirement, if satisfactory.
M.M.: Instrumental Conducting: Wind-Band Emphasis - SUBMIT MY PRESCREENING VIDEO
 
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Applicants must submit a prescreening video to DecisionDesk – face and torso facing the camera – 15-20 minutes of rehearsal 5-10 minutes of performance - via DecisionDesk
  • Once selected, applicants will be invited to a live audition; during this time, applicants will rehearse and conduct the Wind Symphony, a 65-member ensemble, for approximately 20 minutes in varied repertory, selected by the faculty.
  • Live auditions are held in the early spring semester.
  • Written Analysis: Applicants must upload to DecisionDesk a written score analysis of Theme and Variations, opus 43a by Arnold Schoenberg; a flow chart is strongly encouraged.
  • Application, supporting materials (including 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, and resume), and prescreening recording must be received by January 25, 2014 for Fall 2014 semester admission consideration.
M.M.: Music Education
 
  • Required Coursework: Previously completed coursework must be the equivalent of a Bachelor of Music degree at Temple University (124-135 hrs). Applicants must hold a completed degree in Music Education.
  • Certification: Applicants must be certified to teach by at least one state in the US. A copy of the teaching certificate must be submitted.
  • Academic and Musical Profile (AMP) - Performance: Applicants must submit a digital video (no more than 15 minutes) via Decision Desk of representative instruction episodes that adequately demonstrate both teaching skills and musicianship. The recording may include any type of music teaching. Applicants should include a brief written narrative explaining the contents of the video. SUBMIT MY AMP - Performance
  • Academic and Musical Profile (AMP) - Written: The applicant will have 90 minutes to demonstrate writing skills and general knowledge about music education. The exam is scored by Music Education faculty members. Results are considered in the admissions decision. Additional coursework may be required to remediate inadequacies.
  • Additional Materials: Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit any additional information that will help the faculty in the admission decision; items may include, but are not limited to, digital recordings of compositions or arrangements, recordings of performance groups, lesson or rehearsal plans, curriculum development material, and recital performance recordings.
  • Interview: After the application is complete, the applicant should contact the Music Education Department at 215-204-8310 to arrange a campus visit and an interview.
M.M.: Music Education plus Certification
 
  • Required Coursework: Previously completed coursework must be the equivalent of a Bachelor of Music degree at Temple University (124-135 hrs).
  • Required Coursework: Applicants must show completion of at least 6 undergraduate credits in college-level math and at least 6 undergraduate credits in English composition and literature (combined).
  • Academic and Musical Profile (AMP) - Performance: Applicants must submit a digital video (no more than 15 minutes) via Decision Desk of representative instruction episodes that adequately demonstrate both teaching skills and musicianship. The recording may include any type of music teaching. Applicants should include a brief written narrative explaining the contents of the video. SUBMIT MY AMP - Performance
  • Academic and Musical Profile (AMP) - Written: The applicant will have 90 minutes to demonstrate writing skills and general knowledge about music education. The exam is scored by Music Education faculty members. Results are considered in the admissions decision. Additional coursework may be required to remediate inadequacies.
  • Additional Materials: Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit any additional information that will help the faculty in the admission decision; items may include, but are not limited to, digital recordings of compositions or arrangements, recordings of performance groups, lesson or rehearsal plans, curriculum development material, and recital performance recordings.
  • Interview: After the application is complete, the applicant should contact the Music Education Department at 215-204-8310 to arrange a campus visit and an interview.
M.M.: Performance, Opera, Accompanying, Pedagogy
 
M.M.: History
 
  • Applicants must submit an undergraduate-level paper via Decision Desk demonstrating the applicant's ability to analyze music and/or report research. SUBMIT MY PAPER
M.M.: Theory
 
  • Applicants must submit an undergraduate-level paper via Decision Desk demonstrating the applicant's ability to analyze music and/or report research. SUBMIT MY MATERIALS
  • Two assignments from their work in theory courses: 1) An assigment of a compositional nature (counterpoint, a figured bass, a harmonized melody, an original composition, etc.), and 2) An assignemnt of an analytical nature (a formal analysis, a harmonic analysis, a pitch-class set analysis, etc.)
M.M.T.: Music Therapy or M.M.T.: Music Therapy Equivalency
 
  • Audition: Applicants are required to submit a recorded audition via Decision Desk. See audition requirements for more information. SUBMIT MY AUDITION
  • Interview: Interviews are scheduled after an application is complete. The M.M.T. Program Coordinator will contact the applicant for available dates and times. An in-person interview with the music therapy faculty is required for all those applying for assistantships.

 

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