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SMTD Graduate Application Procedure


Master of Music (MM) degrees:

The prerequisite is a bachelor's degree, with a major in music, from an accredited institution. If you have not completed the equivalent of a bachelor's degree (with a music major) should apply as a transfer student at the undergraduate level. 

Specialist in Music (SM) degrees:

The prerequisite is a master of music degree from an accredited institution.

How and When to Apply

Applications for Master of Music (MM) and Specialist in Music (SM) degree programs open each year in September.

To apply:

  1. Review the necessary information and documentation required to complete your application.
  2. Complete an online graduate application.
  3. Create a DecisionDesk profile to upload materials required specifically for the program to which you're applying (resumé, repertoire list, pre-screening recordings, etc.).

Application & Audition Fees

Graduate Application Fee $75
Late Fee (applications submitted after the deadline) $25
DecisionDesk Profile $15
Audition Fee (if invited, in-person or recorded) $35
All fees are non-refundable and payable by credit card.

Submitting Application Materials

  • Upload all of your credentials online with the graduate application and DecisionDesk profile.
  • Any additional materials should be sent electronically to
  • Official transcripts should be sent to:


Applications Coordinator
School of Music, Theatre & Dance Admissions Office
University of Michigan
2290 Moore Bldg
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2085


The deadline to apply is December 1. NOTE: We are currently in the grace period following the December 1 deadline. You may still apply during this short, additional window of opportunity. It is likely that the grace period will end on Monday, December 5.

  • An exception is the Music Education MM Summer Program, for which the deadline is February 6.
  • If you are applying for a merit-based financial aid award, you must submit the application for admission and all other required materials by the deadline.

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