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Apply to the University of Iowa

  • There is an application fee.

Apply to the UI School of Music via the supplemental application within the University of Iowa application (link above). 

  • There is no application fee.
  • Completed applications must be submitted by February 1. You must apply and be admitted to the University of Iowa before applying to the School of Music.
  • 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 Audition Requirements for audition information specific to your instrument.

Click here for more information about undergraduate music admissions »


To begin the application process, select your degree program and follow the application instructions listed. There are two sections to the graduate application: 1) General information and fee payment, and 2) Departmental section which includes uploading supporting documents. Prospective graduate students seeking financial assistance are required to 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


If you have questions about applying, please e-mail