Admission to the doctor of musical arts degree program is based on an audition before the faculty of the candidate’s major department; the results of a two-hour written examination in jazz history and theory; and a personal interview with the doctoral committee. Students for whom English is not the native language are required to take the standardized TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and achieve a score of at least 100 iBT.
Applicants who pass the prescreening portion of the audition will be invited for a live audition in New York City.
All prescreening recordings and PDF copies of scores must be uploaded to www.musiccas.com. Applicants must complete both composition and performance prescreening requirements. Please find information on how to upload prescreening materials here.
Applicants must complete the composition, performance, and pedagogy audition requirements; the additional audition requirements will be a callback.
Applicants must bring copies with them to the audition of all of their scores (no originals, please) and a CD of a least two of the pieces. Any MusicCAS submissions for prescreening will be unavailable during the applicant's audition. Choose any three of the following:
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