Music (Applied and Theory)
    175 Moody Music Building, Box 870366, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Music, DMA
Specialty Area(s)** : Choral Conducting, Composition, Performance, Wind Conducting.

Program Director(s): Dr. Jonathan Noffsinger, (205) 348-1475
Application Contact: Davie Higginbotham, (205) 348-7112
Application Deadline: Rolling admission.
Allow Admission with Permission to Continue?    Yes.
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   No.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   No.
** A specialty area represents broad informal areas of study and/or research within a department and reflects faculty expertise.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. Official transcripts must be received prior to registering for classes. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission). Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
Graduate Admission Test Scores
No admission test score required.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, in addition to the language tests listed in this section, we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
PortfolioA portfolio is necessary in composition.
InterviewAn on-campus interview is encouraged by not required.
AuditionAn audition is required for performance and conducting majors (sometimes replaced by an audition recording).
Departmental ExamAn examination in musicianship and music theory is needed at the time of audition. Also, diagnostic examinations in music theory and music history are required at the beginning of the first semester of study.
Additional Requirements:An audition or submission of portfolio is required which is heard/reviewed by the School of Music

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