Doctoral Auditions

Auditions/Interviews for all doctoral programs are scheduled after review of application and pre-screen materials. During the application process, applicants will be sent a link to SlideRoom to submit their School of Music materials and register for an audition date. Only those candidates who have passed the pre-screen round will be invited to audition/interview. The Dewberry School of Music will contact applicants directly to schedule an audition/interview.

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Doctoral Audition Days

Saturday, January 28, 2023
Saturday, February 4, 2023*
Friday, February 10, 2023
Doctoral conducting auditions will be scheduled individually with the candidate and will be determined by the respective ensemble schedule.
*Due to logistics and committee requirements, we would prefer doctoral programs requiring a live audition to take place on February 4. Please contact the School of Music at to discuss other potential dates.

Application Deadline

January 15 for Fall admission

Degrees Available

  • PhD in Music Education
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
    • Composition
    • Conducting
    • Performance: Classical, Jazz
  • Students who were educated outside of the US can find detailed information about Transcripts, Evaluations, and English Language Proficiency Requirements at this link.

    A GRE score is required for any student wishing to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship Award. All other DMA students are not required to take a GRE test for admission to the Doctoral Program at Mason.



    For more information: contact Dr. Greg Robinson, Director of Graduate Studies.

    For scholarship information: visit this link.