Prospective students must apply to and be accepted by both the Graduate School and School of Music at Baylor University. Only one set of application materials is necessary. MDiv/MM in Church Music students must also apply separately to George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
The following materials must be submitted to the Graduate School at Baylor University, One Bear Place #97264, Waco, TX 76798:
Online application (available at www.baylor.edu/graduate).
SCHOOL of MUSIC AUDITION INFORMATION
Auditions are required only for majors in Performance, Collaborative Piano, Piano Pedagogy and Performance, Conducting, and Church Music with Performance or Conducting emphasis (see also below under "Conducting Auditions"). Live, in-person auditions are preferred.
Please schedule your audition by submitting the online Request to Audition form. In the event you are unable to attend a regularly scheduled audition day, graduate students may make special arrangements for auditions by contacting the Division chair in their area of audition.
Audition materials(CDs, video tapes, DVDs, etc.) must be sent only if the audition is not done in person. These materials must be submitted to:
Graduate Program Director
The audition process for Conducting majors begins with submission of a video of the prospective student's conducting of an ensemble in rehearsal or performance. This will be evaluated by the Conducting faculty, who will then decide whether or not to invite the student to the campus for in-person auditions, interviews, and diagnostic testing in analysis and ear training. After this second round of auditions a final selection of candidates will be made for admission and assistantships.
Schedule for conducting auditions:
January 30: Deadline for receipt of audition videos in the Graduate Program Director's office.
Note: These requirements and dates apply only to Conducting majors, not to Church Music majors with Conducting emphasis, who are required only to submit a video of their conducting.
SCHOOL of MUSIC ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Writing samples. Writing samples are required for all applicants in Music History, Music Theory, and Church Music. The writing sample typically consists of a research paper of at least ten pages done in the student's undergraduate work and need not necessarily be in the field of the student's application.
Composition portfolio. Required of Composition majors and Church Music with Composition emphasis only.
Music Education Applicants in Music Education should submit a 5-10 minute teaching video, a professional resume, and a writing sample that can either be a previously written document (i.e. term paper) or a response to one of the essay questions posted at http://TMEA.org/ under the Division-College pulldown menu.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
View the Graduate Catalog at www.baylor.edu/graduate to see curricula and course descriptions.
See the Graduate Handbook for further information on degrees, requirements, etc.
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