Audition/interview and application deadline is March 1.
To be considered for admission to the master’s program, submit:
- BGSU Graduate College Application
- Official undergraduate transcript — one copy
(must be sent directly from the institution not issued to the student)
- $45 domestic application fee and $75 international application fee
- Scores from Graduate Record Exam (GRE) sent directly from testing company, General Test only, for students applying in Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Music History and Music Theory. Not required for students applying in Music Performance and Music Composition.
After you complete the BGSU Graduate College Application, you will receive a link to fill out the College of Musical Arts Secondary Application, where you will request an audition date (or indicate recorded audition to be submitted), provide names and contact information for individuals writing letters of recommendation, and indicate your preferences for assistantship consideration.
After you complete the Secondary Application, you will receive a link to upload other application materials listed below.
Music Performance applicants must audition in person, unless the applicant resides more than 250 miles away from BGSU. In this case, a mailed DVD or online submission will be accepted.
Music Education applicants must present an interview and submit the following:
- a 10-minute, video-taped performance on an instrument or voice (either mailed DVD or online submission).
- a continuous 15-minute, video-taped teaching or rehearsal segment (either mailed DVD or online submission).
- a writing sample on a topic of the faculty’s choice. (This will be conducted on-site during your interview/audition visit.)
Music Composition applicants must submit scores and sound files of representative original works.
Ethnomusicology, History and Theory applicants must submit two or three in-depth undergraduate papers. Music Theory applicants must submit an analysis paper.
Assistantship applicants should submit a résumé and unofficial transcripts.
All applicants for music education assistantships must submit the following:
- 10-minute videotaped performance on an instrument or voice (either mailed DVD or online submission).
- continuous 15-minute videotaped teaching or rehearsal segment (either mailed DVD or online submission).
- Must earn the following on the TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language: 550 on the paper-based version, 213 on the computer-based version or 80 on the internet-based version (iBT). Scores must be sent directly to the Graduate College from the testing company.
International students—please send all application materials directly to the College of Musical Arts attention Sherri White at the following address:
College of Musical Arts
Attn: Sherri White
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0290
- See International Student Services for other requirements
All application materials not submitted online should be mailed to Sherri White at the address above.