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

Music, MM
Specialty Area(s) Offered: Choral Conducting, Composition, Musicology, Performance, Theory, Wind Conducting
Program Director(s): Jacob Adams - MUS, (205) 348-3126
Jonathan Noffsinger - MUS, (205) 348-1475
Application Contact: Cassandra Flores-Everett, (205) 348-
Davie Higginbotham, (205) 348-7112
Allow admission with permission to continue?    n/a   
Allow conditional language admission?   No  
Offer accelerated master’s program (AMP)?   No  

Admission Requirements
Item NameDescription
Application Fee
Please note that the graduate application fee is non-refundable.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Applicant's resume. (optional but recommended)
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. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading schemes. 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), 2.5 (for admission with permission to continue).
Graduate Entrance Exam Scores
Official GRE score (School Code: 1830) or MAT score (School Code: 1012).
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
English Proficiency Test
Official English proficiency test score from TOEFL, IELTS or PTE – required for applicants whose first language is not English, unless they have a U.S. degree earned within three years (of enrolling in their graduate program) or have studied in the U.S. for two years immediately prior to enrolling here.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
PortfolioPortfolio is necessary in musicology, theory, composition, and arranging.
Interviewcampus interview is encouraged but not required.
AuditionAudition is required for performance and conducting majors (sometimes replaced by an audition tape).
Departmental ExamAudition examination in musicianship and musisc theory is needed. Diagnostic exam is required for those who apply for assistantships in theory.