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. A personal 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.