Applying to the Program in Composition

Application to the PhD Program in Composition
is made through the Princeton University Graduate School. The deadline for applications is January 3, 2022.
Application Requirements
Princeton University Graduate College

Statement of Academic Purpose | Resume/Curriculum Vitae | Recommendation Letters | Transcripts | TOEFL results (as relevant) | Composition Selections (~3 works), with scores and recordings if possible | Writing Sample (optional) 

Please submit compositions that best reflect your voice as a composer. For further details, please visit the Graduate School Admission Page

Visiting Campus
Princeton University Graduate College

during the fall semester is helpful for students who would like to meet the faculty and current graduate students, and to tour the facilities. There are two open houses each fall, as listed here. Individually scheduled appointments are not possible. 

Admission Decisions

are typically made in late February or early March. Students who are accepted into the program will be invited for a campus visit to meet the faculty and students.  

Admission Eligibility

requires a bachelor’s degree or its foreign equivalent from an accredited college or university. You may apply to only one department, program, or combined program per year.