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Apply to the University of Iowa

  • There is an application fee.

Apply to the University of Iowa

Apply to the UI School of Music and Register for an Audition

  • There is no application fee.
  • You must have a HawkID to apply
  • One letter of recommendation is required
    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.
  • Please see Areas and Degrees for audition information specific to your instrument.

Apply to the UI School of Music

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To begin the application process, select your degree program and follow the application instructions listed. The graduate application includes instructions to submit an 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 December 1. Please note that specific areas may have different deadlines and additional application/audition requirements. Contact your area of interest for further information.

Begin the UI graduate application process


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