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EIU Master of Arts in Music

Admission to the Master of Arts in Music

Concentrations in Vocal, Instrumental, or Keyboard Performance, Conducting, or Composition

To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School and the music program.

Apply to the Graduate School

All students can apply to the graduate school through MyEIU. The graduate school requires:

  1. A complete online application
  2. A copy of your official transcripts
  3. A $30 application fee

Learn more about the Graduate School admissions process.

Apply to the Program

Thank you for your interest in graduate study at Eastern Illinois University. To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School.

  1. Mail or e-mail a statement of interest, a resume, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Anna Cromwell, Department of Music Graduate Coordinator. The letters of recommendation may be sent or emailed directly to Dr. Anna Cromwell (alcromwell@eiu.edu).
    Dr. Anna Cromwell, Graduate Coordinator
    Department of Music
    Eastern Illinois University
    600 Lincoln Avenue
    Charleston, IL 61920
  1. Concentration requirements:

  2. Performance (Voice, Keyboard, Instrumental) – Complete an audition. Audition request form.
    Conducting – Submit a video recording of a recent performance or rehearsal and complete an audition. Audition request form.
    Composition – Submit scores and recordings of original compositions to the Graduate Coordinator.

Apply for an Assistantship

If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, you also need to submit a graduate assistantship application.

Graduate assistantships are typically awarded in accordance with the academic year. Assistantship applications are normally accepted through the middle of February; a decision for the next academic year comes within a month. For more information about graduate assistantships, please click here.



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Contact Information

Music Department

2620 Doudna
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-3010
music@eiu.edu


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