The application deadline for graduate programs has been extended from December 1 to December 10, 2017.

The ApplyYourself application for Fall 2018 is now live.  Secondary materials will be required on Acceptd, which is scheduled to go live in mid-November. 

Application Process

NOTE:  All applicants must complete both the ApplyYourself AND Acceptd 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 Acceptd - 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 Acceptd, an online arts-oriented application system.  We have recently switched platforms and links to this application will be provided shortly.

4. PLEASE NOTE:  Although you will be uploading transcripts to Acceptd, you MUST also have official transcripts sent to the Music Department by December 10, 2017.  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 Acceptd 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 10, 2017.  The Department of Music does not accept applications for Spring semester.


Required Materials for the Application

MA Application (History/Theory and Ethnomusicology)

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

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

3)    Resume/CV – submitted through Acceptd.

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 Acceptd.  You MUST also mail official transcripts to the department by the December 10, 2017 deadline.

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

7)    2-3 Essays – submitted through Acceptd.  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 Acceptd (links on this page, above).

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

3)    Resume/CV – submitted through Acdeptd.

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 Acceptd.  You MUST also mail official transcripts to the department by the December 10, 2017 deadline.

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

7)    Sample Compositions with Recordings – please provide 2-4 scores and recordings as appropriate, submitted through Acceptd.

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 Acceptd (links on this page, above).

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

3)    Resume/CV – submitted through Acceptd.

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 Acceptd.  You MUST also mail official transcripts to the department by the December 10, 2017 deadline.

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

7)    2-3 Essays – submitted through Acceptd.  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 Acceptd (links on this page, above).

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

3)    Resume/CV – submitted through Acceptd.

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 Acceptd.  You MUST also mail official transcripts to the department by the December 10, 2017 deadline.

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

7)    Sample Compositions with Recordings – please provide 2-4 scores and recordings as appropriate, submitted through Acceptd.

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 Acceptd (links on this page, above).

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

3)    Resume/CV – submitted through Acceptd.

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 Acceptd.  You MUST also mail official transcripts to the department by the December 10, 2017 deadline.

6)    One writing Sample – submitted through Acceptd.  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 Acceptd.

8)    Pre-Screening Recordings – submitted through Acceptd.  ALL Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Violin and Voice applicants MUST submit a pre-screen recording on Acceptd in order to be considered for a live audition (both MM and DMA).  Since this is submitted through Acceptd, the recordings must be uploaded to Acceptd in order for the application to be submitted by the December 10, 2017 deadline.  

 

DMA (Performance)

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

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

3)    Resume/CV – submitted through Acceptd.

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 Acceptd.  You MUST also mail official transcripts to the department by the December 10, 2017 1 deadline.

6)    Two (2) Writing Samples – submitted through Acceptd.  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 Acceptd.  ALL Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Violin and Voice applicants MUST submit a pre-screen recording on Acceptd in order to be considered for a live audition (both MM and DMA).  Since this is submitted through Acceptd, the recordings must be uploaded to Acceptd in order for the application to be submitted by the December 10, 2017 deadline.


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

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