MM Admissions Criteria

Graduates of recognized four-year courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in music may become candidates for the Master of Music degree. Students desiring to become candidates for the degree must have the equivalent of the undergraduate major in music at Baylor University in the field of concentration in which they wish to continue. Those who lack courses prerequisite to graduate study may make up the undergraduate work, for which graduate credit may be granted, provided the course work is at the 4000 level and appropriate to the degree program. All students will take music theory and music history diagnostic examinations. Appropriate remedial course work may be required.

Grade Point Average – For consideration for admission, applicants must have a satisfactory undergraduate grade point average (overall and in music). The typical successful applicant last semester had an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application Deadline – February 1st. For full consideration for admission and for graduate assistantship and scholarship opportunities, students must apply on or before February 1.
Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Church Music – Performance
Applicants for degrees with emphasis in performance, piano pedagogy, or the performance option in church music must audition (in person or submit a tape of a recent performance) with repertoire of at least senior recital level. A repertoire list must be submitted for evaluation at the time of the audition.

Audition Dates are listed below:
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
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.

Graduate saxophone requirements:

• A standard concerto (at least two contrasting movements).

• Two other contrasting works from different periods or styles of composition

• An etude from Ferling, Karg-Elert, Mule, or Lacour

All candidates are welcome to communicate directly with Dr. Jacobson ( with questions regarding their application, repertoire, audition date, etc.



School of Music Graduate Audition Information