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.

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. There is no performance audition as part of the Musicology admission process, but finalists will be contacted to arrange a remote interview with the faculty in February.