Texas A&M University-Commerce offers Master of Music degrees in Music Performance and Music Education.
The first step in the admissions process is to contact me! I strongly encourage you to come to campus for a visit, take a lesson, and chat with me about what we do here at A&M-Commerce. You should also contact the University Admissions Office to apply to the university, submit your GRE scores, send transcripts, etc. The Admissions Department's website (click here) provides easy access to the entire process.
In addition to being accepted to the university, prospective M.M. students must also be admitted to the Department of Music. Please complete the online application (click here) so we can get your information into the pipeline. Graduate music admission is based on a completed graduate application file and a live audition, though recorded auditions (video/DVD preferred) may be accepted from applicants for whom travel to Commerce is impractical. Graduate Assistantships are also determined in large part on this audition, so it's imperative that you show us your best efforts!
Graduate candidates must take the diagnostics exams in Music History and Music Theory before being offered full graduate admission status. The diagnostics are given at the end of the summer term. Students who wish to start graduate study in the spring can be granted provisional admission status and register for 12 graduate hours prior to taking the diagnostic exams.
The Music Department has scheduled Audition Days in the spring to make the whole process easy. We'll have representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, and other departments on-hand to answer your questions and help with paperwork. While I can hear auditions by appointment I strongly suggest you make plans to audition on one of our scheduled Audition Days.