Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

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Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Applying to the Aaron Copland School of Music

You must complete both of these steps to complete your application to the Aaron Copland School of Music. Don't forget to return to this page for step 2 after you complete step 1.


Step 1

File your Queens College application.

Graduate Applicants: Applications must include a $125 application fee, official transcripts from your previous colleges or conservatories, three letters of recommendation, and a personal essay.

Undergraduate Application Deadline

  • US Citizens and Green Card holders: February 1 each year
  • International Applicants: December 1 each year

Graduate Application Deadline

  • April 1 for the Fall acceptance
  • November 1 for the Spring acceptance


Step 2

Follow the instructions outlined below pertaining to your desired program.

BA, BMus and MusEd

Please note: All students attending ACSM for the first time must take the placement exam for placement into music theory, ear training and history courses.

For any questions, please contact the music office, 718-997-3800.

Click here for the Undergraduate Audition Request Form

MM Classical and Certificate

Click here for the Graduate Audition Request Form

Graduate Certificate and Advanced Diploma for Classical Performance

MM in Jazz Performance

Click here for the Graduate Audition Request Form

MM in Jazz Composition

  • Submit scores and recordings of your work. These works must include compositions and arrangements for large (10 or more piece) ensembles. Send your materials to:

    Michael Mossman, Director of Jazz Studies
    Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College
    65-30 Kissena Boulevard
    Queens, NY 11367-1597

  • Click here for program outline and audition requirements.

MA in Theory/Musicology/Composition
MS in Music Education
Advanced Certificate Program in Music Education

These programs do not have performance auditions, but have additional application requirements. Click on a program below for these requirements.