Music Performance (M.M.)

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Music Performance (M.M.) with specialization in:

  • Classical Instrumental 
  • Classical Voice
  • Composition 
  • Jazz 
  • Multiple Woodwinds
  • Multi-Style Strings 

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Admission requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A 250-500 word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the degree program to which you are applying
  • Official transcripts from all previous U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts*
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Audition
    • In-person audition must be scheduled, or
    • CD/DVD/MP3/.wav format or URL link to the website is acceptable, and must directly send to the Graduate Coordinator of Music Dance and Theatre Department
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) or waiver if applicable


  • An undergraduate degree with a major in music, or in exceptional cases, a proven equivalency in music theory, music history, and repertory.
  • Proficiency in performance on a major instruments or voice.

*Note: NJCU does not evaluate international transcripts. In lieu of a transcript, applicants with a non-U.S. degree need to submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES Accredited Member that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework.

Application Deadlines*:

Domestic Applicants:
Term Deadline
Spring December 1
Fall  July 1
International Applicants:
Term Deadline
Spring  November 1
Fall  March 1

*Deadlines are subject to change. Deadline extensions may be granted on a case by case. Please contact Graduate Admissions for more information 

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