Admission Requirements

1. Applicants must submit transcripts of all collegiate-level study.

2. Applicants from countries other than the United States must submit the results of the TOEFL examination showing a score of 450 or higher.

3. An in person audition is required.

4. All applicants must complete the university’s Certificate Application Form, available from the Graduate School.

5. All Master’s and Doctoral piano applicants must submit a preliminary audition recording via mail or email by January 16, 2017. Applicants whose recordings are selected for an in-person audition will be scheduled to perform for the faculty on an individual basis. (Piano applicants currently enrolled in a degree program at UConn are not pre-screened.)

The pre-screening recording must include the following repertoire only:

    1. A complete sonata by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven or Schubert
    2. A large-scale 19th-century solo work (not a concerto)


It is not necessary that the repertoire prepared for the live audition be identical to the pre-screening materials.

Links or sound files may be emailed to angelina.gadeliya@uconn.edu

CD recordings may be mailed to:

Attn: Dr. Angelina Gadeliya
University of Connecticut
Department of Music
1295 Storrs Rd., Unit 1012
Storrs, CT 06269-1012

Any questions regarding repertoire and submission of recordings should be directed to Dr. Angelina Gadeliya: angelina.gadeliya@uconn.edu

Financial aid

Financial Aid may be available for outstanding applicants. In order to apply for financial aid, students should write a personal letter requesting financial assistance at the time of application.

Required curriculum


Courses Credits
Music 5323 Applied Music (seven credits in the fall semester and 1 credit in the spring) 8
Music 5324 Graduate Chamber Ensemble (two semesters at 1 credit per semester) 2
Music 5300 Special Topics — Accompanying (two semesters at 1 credit per semester) 2
Total Credits 12


Other requirements

One public recital is required. The recital will usually be presented during the spring semester and carries no academic credit.
Note: Credits earned in a certificate program may not be applied to any degree program at the University of Connecticut.