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Graduate Admission for Studies in Music

To be admitted as a graduate student in music at APSU you must:

The process for applying to graduate programs in music is outlined below.

Graduate Audition Dates for Fall 2014 Entrance

  • Saturday, February 15 (afternoon)
  • Wednesday, February 26 (3:30-5pm)
  • Wednesday, March 5 (3:30-5pm)
  • Saturday, March 22 (afternoon)
  • Wednesday, March 26 (3:30-5pm)
  • Saturday, March 29 (afternoon)

To schedule your audition, please contact the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music:

Dr. Ann Silverberg
(931) 221-7644

Choral conducting applicants:
Please contact Dr. Korre Foster ( to arrange for an audition:

Instrumental conducting applicants:
Please contact Dr. Gregory Wolynec ( to arrange for an audition:


1. Apply to the College of Graduate Studies:
NOTE: Master of Music students are exempt from taking the GRE.

For general admission information to the College of Graduate Studies, please consult the the latest College of Graduate Studies BulletinSpecific criteria for admission to graduate studies in music can be found in the Admission Criteria for Master of Music

2. Schedule an audition.

Students must schedule an audition with the departmental Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Ann Silverberg.

An accompanist will be provided if applicants send the copies of audition music to Anne Marie Padelford (Staff Accompanist and Coordinator of Accompanying) at least two weeks prior to the audition.

Staff Accompanist
Anne Marie Padelford
(931) 221-6248 

Auditions are normally held on selected Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:00 P.M.  If there are extenuating circumstances, alternate audition arrangements may be made. Those who wish to be considered for an assistantship must audition by the last week of March.

3. Recommendation letters and transcripts

Submit three letters of reference and your official undergraduate transcripts to:

Austin Peay State University
Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 4548
Clarksville, TN 37044


Please use the following forms to complete your application

Recommendation Form for Admission to the College of Graduate Studies

Transcript Requests Form

Additional admission requirements are listed below for each concentration in the Master of Music degree. For concentration options and specific requirements for each, please see the Department  of Music section of the current Graduate Bulletin.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available for fall and spring semesters to students by competitive audition and include stipends of varying amounts and out-of-state tuition fee waivers. (Note: The audition must take place by the last week of March in order to be considered for a graduate assistantship).

For more information concerning graduate study and assistantships in music, please submit the Information Request Form and/or contact:

Dr. Ann Silverberg
(931) 221-7656