Application Materials

Prospective students must apply to and be accepted by both the Graduate School and School of Music at Baylor University. Additionally, Master of Divinity and Master of Music in Church Music students must also apply separately to George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

All Prospective graduate students to the School of Music must submit the following materials as part of their Graduate School application:

• Application fee, which may be paid with a credit card as part of the online application.
• Personal Statement that highlights your goals for graduate studies as well as your career (2-5 pages).
• C.V. or Resumé that includes degrees earned, honors and awards, and any teaching and/or applicable work experience.
• Official transcripts of previous college/university work.
• Three letters of recommendation from persons who can evaluate the prospective student’s potential as a graduate student and/or a career musician.

• Test of English as a Foreign Language scores (required only for international students). The TOEFL is not required for international students who hold a degree from an accredited English-language university, but a completed transcript showing graduation must be submitted. International students whose primary language in not English must achieve a score of 213 computer version, 550 paper test, 80 internet based on the TOEFL examination as part of their entrance requirements.

Additional materials are needed for the following degree programs and can be submitted on the School of Music application:

Church Music
• Writing Samples
; 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.

Music Composition
• Composition portfolio
; required of Composition majors and Church Music with Composition emphasis only.

Conducting
• Video of work in both rehearsal and performance

Music Education
• 5-10 minute teaching video
• Professional resume
• 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 TMEA.org under the Division-College pulldown menu.
• Statement of Intent

Musicology
• GRE scores
• Writing Samples
; 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.

Music Theory
• GRE scores
• Writing Samples
; 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.

Piano Pedagogy and Performance
• For international students, admission to the Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance requires the submission of a recorded demonstration of teaching in English and a writing sample. The writing sample may be a minimum of 3 pages and could be a paper written for a previous course or a statement of one's teaching philosophy. The teaching video should be a minimum of 15 minutes with a student at or below the late intermediate level, and the lesson should be given entirely in English. These are considered as part of the application to the degree program as well as the application for a graduate assistantship in piano pedagogy. Please upload a video to: app.getacceptd.com/baylormusic

SCHOOL of MUSIC AUDITION INFORMATION

Please review our Audition Requirements to see if your prospective degree program requires an audition. Auditions can be requested on your School of Music application.

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.

Contact:
Mrs. Melinda Coats
Administrative Associate, Academic and Graduate Studies
Melinda_Coats@baylor.edu
254-710-2360