ensemble-tech-class.pngUndergraduate Application Materials

Please take note that all music majors interested in Music Education must pass an audition on a major instrument or voice part. Application and acceptance into the undergraduate music education track occurs after admission to the School of Music through the audition.

You can find the required audition and application materials on our School of Music Audition Guidelines page.

If you have any questions about the program, please direct your questions to Dr. William Dabback at dabbacwm@jmu.edu.

Master of Music Application Materials

The application process for graduate music admissions involves submitting two applications: 

1) The Graduate School Application

2) School of Music Application via Slideroom

Applicants to the MM, Music Education concentration must:

  • Complete a personal interview.
  • Submit three names of recommenders, at least one of which must be from someone who has formally observed the applicant teach.
  • Have one year of successful teaching experience (or submission of an acceptable teaching demonstration video).
  • Have a degree in music education or hold a music teaching license. Those who do not may be admitted provisionally, but must complete work for licensure in addition to the normal graduate coursework.

Please consult Dr. William Dabback at dabbacwm@jmu.edu for information about your interview process.

Areas will contact applicants that pass the pre-screening round to relay the next steps in the audition process. In conjunction with auditions, invited applicants will need to complete a writing prompt, solely for the purpose of assessing language skills. Date to be announced.

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