School of Music > Admission & Aid > Application Process > Master's Students
As a prospective graduate student, you must complete the following steps to apply to the DePaul School of Music.
DePaul University School of MusicMusic Admission Office804 West Belden AvenueChicago, IL 60614
Your online application is due by December 1. International students have additional requirements; please click here for details.
Apply by December 1:
a. In person auditions take place during the month of January (regionally) and February (on-campus). Live auditions can be scheduled here. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire.
b. Recorded auditions must be uploaded to your Application Portal no later than February 1. Recorded auditions must be accompanied by a short interview video submission. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire and interview requirements. If you choose to proceed with a recorded audition, please email email@example.com by January 25 to activate your portal.
Materials (due February 1)
Official transcripts should be mailed to:
DePaul University School of MusicMusic Admissions Office804 West Belden AvenueChicago, IL 60614
Electronic transcripts or test scores should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
International students have additional requirements; please click here for details.
Audition results are reviewed and all decisions about acceptance are made in late March. Students are informed of the results by April 1.
Response to an acceptance is required no later than April 15.
In addition to your application, please submit a minimum of three original scores. The scores should reflect a variety of instrumentation and/or media. Recordings or computer realizations are helpful but not necessary. After you submit your online application, you may schedule your interview and upload your portfolio to the "Portfolio Submission" section here. Your portfolio is due by February 1.
In addition to your application, please submit a statement of your teaching philosophy, not to exceed 500 words. After submitting your online application, you will receive a confirmation letter inviting you to schedule your interview with the Director of Music Education using your Campus Connection username and password.