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Piano student marking music.


  • Apply to the University of Iowa (application fee)
  • Apply to the UI School of Music (no application fee)
  • One letter of recommendation
    This letter should be written by either a private instructor or the student's Band/Choral/Orchestral Conductor. It should include the student's name and reference how the letter writer knows of the student's musical abilities and any other pertinent information. The letter may be mailed directly to the School (93 East Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242) or brought to the audition in a sealed envelope.
  • Register for an audition 
    Please see Areas and Degrees for audition information specific to your instrument.

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To begin the application process, select your degree program and follow the application instructions listed. The graduate application includes intructions to submit application fee, letters of recommendation, other supporting documents, and register for an audition. It is recommended that prospective graduate students seeking financial assistance submit completed applications no later than February 15.


If you have questions about applying, please e-mail