Graduate
Admissions

Graduate students specializing in areas of conducting receive regular experience working with our major ensembles.

Pictured: The 70th Annual LSU Candlelight Concert, featuring the LSU Symphony Orchestra and LSU A Cappella Choir

 

 

Broaden Your Experience

The LSU School of Music offers a wealth of graduate-level studies across all disciplines and levels of instruction.

Graduate students find themselves immersed in a hands-on, 21st century artistic curriculum promoting flexibility, discipline, communication, technology, and artistic expression.

Ready to get started? Check out the graduate application steps below.

Applying to the LSU Graduate School

Students who wish to enroll in the LSU School of Music's graduate program must apply to the LSU Graduate School, then successfully pass an audition and/ or interview to gain acceptance in to the LSU Graduate School as a student in the School of Music.

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School of Music Auditions / Interviews

Applicants interested in auditioning or interviewing with the School of Music will indicate as such directly within their Graduate School application. You can reference the Audition / Portfolio requirements below to learn what will be required for your instrument or area.

VISIT THE GRADUATE APPLICATION PORTALAudition / Portfolio Requirements

 

Deadlines

There are two sets of deadlines to consider, one set from the LSU School of Music (specific to our programs) and one set from the LSU Graduate School (for the broader university.)

School of Music Deadlines

Priority Deadline: December 1

Pre-screening Deadline: December 15*

(*A pre-screening only required for Vocal Performance, Collaborative Keyboard, Piano Pedagogy, Piano Performance, and Wind Conducting programs.)

Graduate School Deadlines

International Students: April 15

Domestic Students: May 1

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Diagnostic Exams

Diagnostic examinations in music theory and music history are required of all incoming graduate students, except those who received a Master’s degree from the LSU School of Music within the preceding four years and are entering a doctoral program.

The purpose of diagnostic examinations is to determine whether students are equipped to undertake history and theory courses at the graduate level.

Students who do not take these exams will be automatically enrolled in the remedial courses in music history and music theory.

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Questions? Contact Us!

Office of Graduate Studies
102 School of Music Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504
Email: cmdagradstudies@lsu.edu   

 

Visit Our Campus

From the Italian Renaissance architecture to Mike the Tiger's beautiful habitat, LSU has multiple attractions that are perfect for a walking tour. The LSU School of Music has a variety of performance and learning spaces we would love to show you, such as the historic art deco Shaver Theatre.

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