Application information and audition requirements for the Setnor School of Music’s master of music (M.M.) programs in composition, conducting, performance, and voice pedagogy are listed below.

Additionally, in conjunction with Syracuse University’s School of Education, the Setnor School of Music offers M.M. and master of science (M.S.) degrees in music education. Admission to music education is through the School of Education.

Interested in applying to Setnor and want to know what a music lesson from Setnor faculty is like? Schedule a music lesson with them to find out! 


  • Application deadline:  February 1 for fall admission.
  • To be considered for merit-based awards, please submit your application by February 1.
  • Setnor School of Music programs currently do not offer spring admission.
  • In-person audition dates to be announced.

Application Process

Step 1: Apply to the Syracuse University Graduate School.

Within 72 hours of submitting your application, you will receive email instructions to set up your applicant portal.

Step 2: Complete the Music Audition Form and indicate whether you will audition in person or virtually.

Once you have completed the Music Audition Form, your admissions checklist will update and you will be able upload required materials to your application.

Step 3: Prepare for your audition.

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