MA in Music Admission Information

Application deadlines

 Antonios Ververis

May 1 for US applicants
April 1
for international applicants

Admission to the MA in Music

You must be accepted by both the College and the MA in Music program.

All of the following application materials must be received before your application will be considered.

  • The master's degree admission requirements
  • A bachelor's degree in music from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 1 year of public or private school teaching experience or 2 years of experience as a conductor or associate conductor
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 for the last 60 semester hours and 3.00 for all music hours
  • A performance portfolio
    • Choral conducting applicants must submit:
      • Sound recording of solo vocal performances (2-3 selections)
      • Video recording of a 20-minute choral conducting performance
      • Video recording of a 20-minute choral rehearsal demonstration
    • Instrumental conducting applicants must submit:
      • Video recordings of a 20-minute instrumental conducting performance
      • Video recordings of a 20-minute rehearsal demonstration

Diagnostic Exams for New Students

A diagnostic exam in music theory is required prior to the start of the first semester. If additional coursework in this area is required after the exam, you must enroll in MUSC 504 Graduate Music Theory Review in your first semester.

Credit for review coursework will not be applied toward the degree.

International Students

If you completed your undergraduate degree at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit appropriate test scores (TOEFL or IELTS) with your application.

Once you are on campus, you will be tested on your English speaking and listening comprehension. If necessary, you may be asked to take additional English classes during your first semester at Lynchburg College.

Non-Degree Students

You may enroll as a non-degree student - to take coursework for teacher licensure renewal or professional enrichment - by meeting the non-degree program admission requirements.