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Acceptance into a graduate music program requires academic acceptance by the university as well as acceptance by the Department of Music and Dance. Acceptance is based on the quality of your audition and/or supplemental materials.

The Graduate School will issue acceptance to the university to applicants who meet the admissions requirements upon departmental recommendation. The Graduate School cannot process our department's acceptances until your graduate application is complete.

Contact information

For inquiries pertaining to the Graduate School application and related materials:
UMass Graduate School Admissions@email, 413-545-0722

For general inquiries about the graduate program and supplemental materials:
Nicole Avakian, Graduate Program Coordinator, @email, 413-545-0311

For inquiries about auditions and the Music Application:
Nate Gowen, Director of Music Admissions, @email, 413-545-6048

For inquiries about the graduate degree and its concentrations:
Erinn Knyt, Director of Graduate Music Studies, @email 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, or veteran status, in any aspect of the admission or treatment of students or in employment.