A personal essay of approximately 250 to 1000 words about yourself and your hopes and plans for the future is required with the application submission. We encourage you to write your essays in a word processing program and make full use of spell check. Once finished you can either attach the essay file to this application, or copy the essay text into the text entry box below.
The Admissions Committee considers this essay the most important document in your application so it should not be a self-promoting autobiographical account. The focus should be on particular motives, attitudes, and desires that lie behind your urge to pursue your creative and professional goals. If appropriate, you should also define what special interests and strengths you would bring to the program.
Alternatively, you may attach a file of your essay that you have composed separately. PDF file, or MS Word .doc or plain text files are all acceptable. If you prefer, you may mail your essay directly to us at our postal address.
- Files must be less than 2 MB.
- Allowed file types: txt pdf doc docx.
Use this space to describe any additional formal education you have received that you feel is pertinent to your application.
Please list other instruments.
Please select your proficiency level for music reading.
Please check your proficiency level for Sight Reading of music.
Please select your proficiency level on piano or keyboard
Describe your experiences and studies as a composer -- List works you have composed and include the instrumentation details and style of music.
Describe your study of Music Theory. What theories of music have you found most useful in your composing?
List three composers you have been influenced by. (These can be film composers, but do not have to be.)
What draws you to the study of music for film?
Describe the career in music you envision for yourself.
Describe your experience with and study of Music Technology and/or Audio Recording, if any. List all software you have worked with and note level: beginner / novice / advanced.