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Graduate domestic and international applicants

Music programs

A note for graduate certificate applicants: Performer's Certificate applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in musicArtist's Certificate applicants must possess a master's degree in music.

The application for Conservatory degree programs in Music includes several specific requirements.

  • Artistic resume or CV: Please list all relevant music experience such as ensembles, schools, teachers, performances and awards.
  • Two references: List the names and contact information of your references, and the application system will send an email to them requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters of recommendation must be received by February 1.
  • Other materials as they apply to your desired program. If your program requires a special submission such as composition portfolio, prescreening recording or writing sample, you will upload this directly to the application.
  • Audition date selection: If an audition is required by your program, select one of the three scheduled audition dates on your application.

All programs

Transcripts and test scores may be sent in after the December Conservatory application deadline but must be received by UMKC Admissions by Feb. 1. Transcripts are considered official if they are received in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to the Office of Admissions through Parchment, National Student Clearing House, SCOIR or eScrip-Safe.

Where to have transcripts sent

By mail
UMKC Office of Admissions
Administrative Center
5115 Oak St., Room 120
Kansas City, MO 64112

By secured email

Graduate domestic application   Graduate international application

Questions about applying to UMKC as a graduate domestic student? Call UMKC Admissions at 816-235-8652 or email Admissions.

Questions about applying to UMKC as a graduate international student? Call the International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) at 816-235-1113 or email ISAO.

Requirements for graduate Theatre applicants

Details about our Graduate Theatre admission requirements can now be found on our Special Program Requirements page