Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
For students residing at an inconvenient distance from Kent, an audition tape may be sent to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the School of Music. It should contain up to thirty minutes of material covering a variety of performance styles (and language for vocalists). A list of repertoire studied in the past year should accompany the tape or be brought to the audition. Students desiring a return of the audition tape should enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
While it is not required for admission, students applying to the Master of Arts and doctoral programs, who are planning to study applied music, must audition.
All entering master's and doctoral students (except for the online Music Education program) take an entrance examination in music theory. The examination must be taken before the start of enrollment in a graduate degree program. Graduate theory coursework required as a result of this examination will be counted toward the degree requirements. Students may retake the examination once.
The examination is given in August and January.
Music Theory Saturday, August 24, 2013 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. E-202
Music Theory Saturday, January 11, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. E-202
The Hugh A. Glauser offers graduate assistantships in applied music, band, choral conducting, ethnomusicology, graduate string quartet, music education, piano and theory. Students interested in a graduate assistantship must submit an application. Please contact the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the School of Music for further information regarding graduate assistantships.