Graduate Music Programs

The School of Music offers rolling admissions for the graduate program and will continue to accept applications throughout the year. However, the deadline for graduate assistantship consideration is April 1st.

We encourage you to learn more about the School of Music programs by visiting our campus and meeting with a faculty member prior to applying for admission.

Application Checklist

  • Music Application
  • Music Audition
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all schools where a bachelor's or master's was or will be conferred. *In some cases transcripts from other institutions attended may be required.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • International graduate music applicants should review additional requirements here.

Review the Audition Requirements for your intended major. International applicants should also review the International Graduate Music Applicants resource page.

Audition Dates and Deadlines for 2022

Spring 2022: Accepting applications for Composition, Performance, and Artist Diploma

  • Application Deadline – November 1st
  • Audition Deadline – December 1st

Fall 2022: Accepting applications for all programs

Composition: Rolling application deadline. Score submission and virtual interview required.
Conducting: Application and pre-screening deadline is March 1. Interview by invitation only.
Pedagogy: Rolling application and audition.
Performance: Rolling application and audition.
Vocal Chamber Music: Application and pre-screening deadline is December 1. Live audition on February 5, 2022, by invitation only.
Artist Diploma: Rolling application and audition.

In Person Auditions

  • Saturday, February 5 – Vocal Chamber Music only

*Due to the increase in COVID cases, in-person auditions have been canceled. All applicants are required to submit a video audition and sign up for a virtual interview on either February 19 or February 26.

Video auditions and composition scores must be submitted via the Music Application Portal.

  • Uploaded videos should include an introduction, and answer the question, "Why do you want to attend the University of Redlands?"

  • Before beginning your performance, please speak the title of your piece and the name of the composer.


  • Instrumental auditions should be unaccompanied.
  • Voice auditions should be accompanied. An accompanist is preferred, but a recorded accompaniment is perfectly acceptable.
    • An accompanist is provided for in person auditions.

If you have any questions about the process contact the Director of Music Admissions at 909.748.8014.

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