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.


  • 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.

*The Setnor School of Music is still accepting graduate applications for Fall 2023 even though our deadline for financial award consideration has passed. Financial awards for late applicants who are admissible will still be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application Process

Step 1: Apply to the Syracuse University Graduate School

Step 2: Complete Acceptd Application and Prepare for Audition.

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