Applying to the Master of Arts in Music Program


  • An undergraduate degree with a major in music (or its equivalent).
  • International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based examination or the equivalent score on the internet-based examination. Provisional acceptance is available if the TOEFL score is between 525 and 550.
  • Applicants in theory and music history (musicology) are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

After submitting your Queens College application:

Submit copies of recent work, as stipulated below, to:

William Rothstein, Graduate Advisor
Aaron Copland School of Music
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11367

  • Composition: two or three recent works
  • Theory: one or two examples of tonal composition and a recent paper, preferably on an analytical topic
  • Music history (musicology): one or more recent papers

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