The Master of Music degree is a flexible program intended for students holding a bachelor’s degree in music (B.A., B.M., B.M.E., etc.). In some cases, a student with a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than music may become a candidate for the Master of Music degree either by demonstrating competence in performance and academic music subjects at the level of the Bachelor’s degree in Music, or by completing any under-graduate music courses in performance or academic subjects that may be required by the Music faculty.
NB: International students must apply for admission to this program through the Office of International Student Services at IU South Bend. As a preliminary audition a video recording of a recent performance, either a VHS videotape, NTSC format, or a DVD disc, must be submitted with this application. Composition applicants may submit a CD of their works. A formal audition will be required after the student arrives in South Bend. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) on the TOEFL examination is required for admission to the program, although students with scores at or just above these minimum scores should expect to take remedial English courses at the beginning of their Masters program. Credit hours earned in remedial English courses do not count towards the total credit hours required for the degree.