Musicology Requirements

Applications to the Musicology program are accepted at the graduate level only. The only exception made is for current NEC undergraduate performance or composition majors, who may apply during their second year to transfer into the Music History major for their third and fourth years. We do not accept undergraduate transfer students from outside institutions into the Music History major.

There is no performance audition for Musicology applicants. Instead, applicants must submit three research papers demonstrating superior writing ability and a strong interest in historical subjects. These papers should be uploaded as a part of our online application. If invited, applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview with the faculty in February.