The ApplyYourself and Decision Desk applications for Fall 2018 are now live.  

 

Application Process

NOTE:  All applicants must complete both the ApplyYourself AND Decision Desk applications to be considered for admission.

1. Read through the Frequently Asked Questions page.

2. All applicants must complete the application through the SBU Graduate School application online service (ApplyYourself).  Please access that system here:
http://grad.stonybrook.edu/admissions/index.php (Note:  Please do not submit supporting materials in the ApplyYourself application - supporting materials should be submitted via Decision Desk - see #3 below).  

3. The Department of Music requires supporting materials from potential students applying to one of the three Graduate Programs:  Performance, History/Theory/Ethnomusicology or Composition.  All supporting materials to be submitted by the applicant MUST be submitted through Decision Desk, an online arts-oriented application system.  Please go to Decision Desk: https://app.decisiondesk.com/clients/stonybrook2018/apply

4. PLEASE NOTE:  Although you will be uploading transcripts to Decision Desk, you MUST also have official transcripts sent to the Music Department by December 1.  This is a University requirement.  The address to use for having transcripts sent to us is on this page:  http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/music/degree_programs/graduate/gradfaq.html

Below you will find specific information on the supporting materials required for an application, all of which must be submitted through the Decision Desk website.


Deadline

The deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting materials (including pre-screen recordings, official transcripts, and GRE/TOEFL scores if applicable) for Fall 2018 admission is December 1, 2017.  The Department of Music does not accept applications for Spring semester.


Supporting Materials

MA Application (History, Theory and Ethnomusicology)

1)    Applications – submitted through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself) and Decision Desk (link on this page, above).

2)    Application Fee – paid through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself).

3)    Resume/CV – submitted through Decision Desk.

4)    Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – recommenders submit through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself).

5)    Transcripts – required from each college/university you attended, and submitted through Decision Desk.  You MUST also mail official transcripts to the department by the December 1 deadline.

6)    GRE Scores – have ETS send scores to Stony Brook University using code 2548.

7)    2-3 Essays – submitted through Decision Desk.  These should be original essays in music research, analysis or criticism.  In addition to these, you may send papers on other subjects if you think that they support some aspect of your application for admission.  Please limit your essays to those that exemplify your best work. 

8)    TOEFL Scores (if applicable) – have ETS send scores to Stony Brook University using code 2548.  ANY student indicating ANY language other than English as their first/native language will be required to submit a TOEFL score.  Only electronic transmission of scores from ETS to Stony Brook University is considered official – copies of your results are not acceptable.  The test must not be more than two years old at the time of application.  There are NO TOEFL waivers given to applicants to the MA programs in Music.

 

MA Application (Composition)

1)    Applications – submitted through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself) and Decision Desk (link on this page, above).

2)    Application Fee – paid through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself).

3)    Resume/CV – submitted through Decision Desk.

4)    Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – recommenders submit through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself).

5)    Transcripts – required from each college/university you attended, and submitted through Decision Desk.  You MUST also mail official transcripts to the department by the December 1 deadline.

6)    GRE Scores – have ETS send scores to Stony Brook University using code 2548.

7)    Sample Compositions with Recordings – submitted through Decision Desk.

8)    TOEFL Scores (if applicable) – have ETS send scores to Stony Brook University using code 2548.  ANY student indicating ANY language other than English as their first/native language will be required to submit a TOEFL score.  Only electronic transmission of scores from ETS to Stony Brook University is considered official – copies of your results are not acceptable.  The test must not be more than two years old at the time of application.  There are NO TOEFL waivers given to applicants to the MA programs in Music.

 

PhD (History, Theory and Ethnomusicology)

1)    Applications – submitted through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself) and Decision Desk (link on this page, above).

2)    Application Fee – paid through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself).

3)    Resume/CV – submitted through Decision Desk.

4)    Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – recommenders submit through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself).

5)    Transcripts – required from each college/university you attended, and submitted through Decision Desk.  You MUST also mail official transcripts to the department by the December 1 deadline.

6)    GRE Scores – have ETS send scores to Stony Brook University using code 2548.

7)    2-3 Essays – submitted through Decision Desk.  These should be original essays in music research, analysis or criticism.  In addition to these, you may send papers on other subjects if you think that they support some aspect of your application for admission.  Please limit your essays to those that exemplify your best work. 

8)    TOEFL Scores (if applicable) – have ETS send scores to Stony Brook University using code 2548.  ANY student indicating ANY language other than English as their first/native language will be required to submit a TOEFL score.  Only electronic transmission of scores from ETS to Stony Brook University is considered official – copies of your results are not acceptable.  The test must not be more than two years old at the time of application.  There are NO TOEFL waivers given to applicants to the PhD programs in Music.

 

PhD (Composition)

1)    Applications – submitted through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself) and Decision Desk (link on this page, above).

2)    Application Fee – paid through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself).

3)    Resume/CV – submitted through Decision Desk.

4)    Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – recommenders submit through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself).

5)    Transcripts – required from each college/university you attended, and submitted through Decision Desk.  You MUST also mail official transcripts to the department by the December 1 deadline.

6)    GRE Scores – have ETS send scores to Stony Brook University using code 2548.

7)    Sample Compositions with Recordings – submitted through Decision Desk.

8)    TOEFL Scores (if applicable) – have ETS send scores to Stony Brook University using code 2548.  ANY student indicating ANY language other than English as their first/native language will be required to submit a TOEFL score.  Only electronic transmission of scores from ETS to Stony Brook University is considered official – copies of your results are not acceptable.  The test must not be more than two years old at the time of application.  There are NO TOEFL waivers given to applicants to the MA programs in Music.

 

MM (Performance)

1)    Applications – submitted through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself) and Decision Desk (link on this page, above).

2)    Application Fee – paid through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself).

3)    Resume/CV – submitted through Decision Desk.

4)    Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – recommenders submit through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself).

5)    Transcripts – required from each college/university you attended, and submitted through Decision Desk.  You MUST also mail official transcripts to the department by the December 1 deadline.

6)    One writing Sample – submitted through Decision Desk.  Submit one original essay in music research, analysis or criticism that demonstrates your ability to carry out scholarly work in music.  The paper, typically generated in prior course work, should be at least ten pages in length and demonstrate knowledge of proper bibliographic citation practices.

7)    TOEFL Scores (if applicable) – have ETS send scores to Stony Brook University using code 2548.  ANY student indicating ANY language other than English as their first/native language will be required to submit a TOEFL score.  Only electronic transmission of scores from ETS to Stony Brook University is considered official – copies of your results are not acceptable.  The test must not be more than two years old at the time of application.  MM applicants who completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at an English-speaking institution may request a waiver at the time of application, which should be uploaded to Decision Desk.

8)    Pre-Screening Recordings – submitted through Decision Desk.  ALL Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Violin and Voice applicants MUST submit a pre-screen recording on Decision Desk in order to be considered for a live audition (both MM and DMA).  Since this is submitted through Decision desk, the recordings must be uploaded to Decision Desk in order for the application to be submitted by the December 1 deadline.  

 

DMA (Performance)

1)    Applications – submitted through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself) and Decision Desk (link on this page, above).

2)    Application Fee – paid through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself).

3)    Resume/CV – submitted through Decision Desk.

4)    Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – recommenders submit through the Graduate School application system (ApplyYourself).

5)    Transcripts – required from each college/university you attended, and submitted through Decision Desk.  You MUST also mail official transcripts to the department by the December 1 deadline.

6)    Two (2) Writing Samples – submitted through Decision Desk.  Submit two original essays in music research, analysis or criticism that demonstrate your ability to carry out scholarly work in music.  The papers, typically generated in prior course work, should each be at least ten pages in length and demonstrate knowledge of proper bibliographic citation practices. 

7)    TOEFL Scores (if applicable) – have ETS send scores to Stony Brook University using code 2548.  ANY student indicating ANY language other than English as their first/native language will be required to submit a TOEFL score.  Only electronic transmission of scores from ETS to Stony Brook University is considered official – copies of your results are not acceptable.  The test must not be more than two years old at the time of application.  There are NO TOEFL waivers given to applicants to the DMA program in Music.

8)    Pre-Screening Recordings – submitted through Decision Desk.  ALL Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Violin and Voice applicants MUST submit a pre-screen recording on Decision Desk in order to be considered for a live audition (both MM and DMA).  Since this is submitted through Decision desk, the recordings must be uploaded to Decision Desk in order for the application to be submitted by the December 1 deadline.


for more information, please contact:
music.gradadmissions@stonybrook.edu

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