Admission – Composition

Admission to the Music Composition program at the University of Louisville has three, required components, which are listed below. Admission to the Composition program must include successful admission to both the University of Louisville and the School of Music.

1) Admission to the University of Louisville

These requirements usually include such things as a prerequisite degrees, acceptable GPA, and, for foreign students, minimum TOEFL scores. The list is only an example and is not complete or official. Please be sure to review all university-wide requirements for admission. 

2) Admission to the School of Music

For undergraduate students, this includes a successful audition on an instrument or voice. This is required of all potential undergraduate composition majors. Please review the information on the School of Music web pages for this information or contact the instrumental or vocal faculty directly. 

3) Admission to the Music Composition program

For both undergraduates and graduates, this means a successful review of a portfolio of original compositions. (See individual degrees for information about portfolio submission.) Note that admission to the music composition program is not possible without admission to both the University of Louisville and the School of Music. Although the composition faculty may find your composition portfolio admissible, this is only one component of the admission process, and you must be admitted to the University of Louisville and the School of Music to become a Music Composition major.

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