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Lamont School of Music

Lamont School of Music

Audition and Portfolio Requirements


Graduate (MA)

  1. Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree or the equivalent, or in exceptional cases, a superior score on the Lamont School of Music entrance examination in music history.
  2. Completed application, including transcript(s), three letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose for graduate study in this degree program.
  3. Applicants must also submit an essay or research paper on a topic in musicology, ethnomusicology or music history. This paper should demonstrate critical and independent thinking in conjunction with the appropriate use of primary and secondary sources. The document should be submitted via upload through the online application process.
  4. Submission of scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as part of the application process. Your application will not be processed until your GRE scores have been received. Allow at least four weeks for DU to receive your scores. For more information concerning the GRE, please visit The institution code for DU is R4842.
  5. Please submit, along with your other materials, a 5-10 minute video of your teaching—either a single student or a group.

Please contact Professor Sarah Morelli, Chair of the Department of Musicology | Ethnomusicology | Theory, at with questions and for more information.