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Graduate Information

Northern Illinois University is strongly committed to artistry and scholarship in all areas of music. Admission to any graduate program in music is determined by specific criteria, which must be met by all applicants.

Admission is a two-part process. Prospective students must apply for admission to the Graduate School and are subsequently admitted to a graduate program by the School of Music after performing an audition or meeting other entrance requirements.

An audition is required for prospective graduate students applying for admission to the Master of Music with a Specialization in Performance, for admission to the Performer's Certificate, and for admission to some Individualized Specializations, e.g., jazz studies.

Use our audition request form to schedule your audition. If you are not sure if an audition is required for your area of interest, please contact the coordinator of admissions.

Initial requests for information about advanced degrees in music and/or application materials may be made by contacting the School of Music coordinator of graduate studies. Further information about graduate study and music graduate programs is available on the Graduate School website and by contacting the coordinator of graduate studies.

The application and other important information can be found on the Graduate School website.

The School of Music does not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Coordinator of Graduate Studies

James R. Brown
School of Music
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Office: 815-753-7975
jbrown35@niu.edu

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