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Application Procedure

Applications for Fall 2017 are now closed.  If you have questions about your application, please contact us at cadmissions@umkc.edu.  Applications for Fall 2018 will open in August 2017.

Applying to the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is a two-part process:

  1. All applicants to the Conservatory must first apply to the University of Missouri-Kansas City:
  2. Once the UMKC application is completed, applicants will need to complete the Conservatory's Supplemental Application via Decision Desk.  

Both applications must be completed and received by the designated deadlines.
The Conservatory does not accept paper applications; you must apply online.

 


Application Details

The UMKC application will require a few extra items that also need to be submitted. Please check the categories below to see which one applies to your application process. Send these materials to the address listed on the UMKC application form.

Freshman applicants 

  • To University Admissions:
    • UMKC online general application
    • Official transcripts of all high school work, and dual enrollment transcripts (if applicable)
    • ACT or SAT scores
    • University application fee
    • Any other documents requested by the University Admissions office
  • To the Conservatory of Music and Dance:
    • The Conservatory Supplemental Application via Decision Desk

Transfer applicants

  • To University Admissions:
    • UMKC online general application
    • Official transcripts of all college coursework. Transfer applicants with less than 24 credit hours must also submit transcripts of all high school work and ACT/SAT scores.
    • University application fee
    • Any other documents requested by the University Admissions office
  • To the Conservatory of Music and Dance:
    • The Conservatory Supplemental Application via Decision Desk 

Graduate Applicants

  • To University Admissions:
    • UMKC online general application
    • Official transcripts of all previous college level work
    • University application fee
    • Any other documents requested by the University Admissions office
    • GRE is not required
  • To the Conservatory of Music and Dance:
    • The Conservatory Supplemental Application via Decision Desk

International Applicants

  • To University Admissions:
    • UMKC online International Application
    • Official transcripts and translations of all pertinent school course work
    • University international application fee
    • TOEFL test score
    • Certified Statement of Financial Responsibility (see international application for complete details
    • Any other documents requested by the International Student Affairs Office
  • To the Conservatory of Music and Dance:
    • The Conservatory Supplemental Application via Decision Desk

 

 


Deadlines

 

Applying for Fall 2018 and Summer 2018:

  • Applications will be available in August 2017
  • For the following programs, deadline for completion and submission of all application materials is December 1, 2017:
    • Graduate Voice Performance (MM, DMA, Performer's Certificate, Artist Certificate)
    • Lyric Opera of Kansas City/UMKC Young Artist Program
    • Graduate Saxophone (MM, DMA, Performer’s Certificate, Artist Certificate)
    • DMA or Artist Certificate in Piano Performance
    • Music Composition (BM, MM, DMA)
  • For all other programs: Deadline for completion and submission of all application materials is December 15, 2017 (11:59pm CST). 

 

Graduate VOICE, Doctoral Level PIANO, and Graduate SAXOPHONE applicants: this is a pre screening process. Successfully screened applicants will be invited to UMKC for a live audition on the requested audition date.  More information about pre-screenings is available on our Audition/Interview Dates, Procedures page
COMPOSITION applicants: the Decision Desk process will require the uploading of musical scores and accompanying sound files.  Undergraduate composition applicants who pass the composition evaluation will be required to perform an applied audition on one of the Conservatory's scheduled audition dates.  Graduate composition applicants are exempt from performing an audition.
Please see Special Program Requirements for specific application requirements and details for any of the above programs.
Musicology, Music Theory, Music Therapy, and Music Education applicants: please also see Special Program Requirements for additional details.

 

Questions about your application?  Contact us: 816-235-2900 or cadmissions@umkc.edu