Master of Music General Admissions Eligibility

  1. Baccalaureate in music or music education from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education.
  2. Satisfactory audition.

Auditions and transcripts of applicants will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Applicants who are deficient in one or more foundation content areas will be considered for admission to the MM program with Foundations. The Foundations program provides a method for students to remedy assessed areas of weakness prior to starting the MM program.

Evaluation of Credit/Audition for Meeting Foundation Requirements

The MM Admissions Committee will evaluate student auditions and previous academic credit for meeting the following foundation requirements. Diagnostic exams also may be used to tailor curriculum requirements for admitted students. The following areas may be assessed:

Foundation requirements may be completed through a combination of undergraduate courses taught by North Georgia or another regionally-accredited school or by successfully passing exams on the topic. Students completing foundation requirements through courses at other universities should seek guidance from the MM program coordinator regarding the appropriateness of the selected courses.

NOTE: The admission letter for students admitted to the MM program with Foundations will indicate foundation topics that must be satisfied prior to starting the program. The MM program coordinator will meet with each student individually to address options for completing foundation requirements.

Students enrolled in undergraduate foundation coursework necessary for enrollment in the MM program may be eligible for financial aid for any semester in which they are enrolled in at least six hours of required prerequisite courses. Students meeting these criteria are eligible for loans for one consecutive 12-month period.