Admissions

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If you have exceptional talent in music, you may submit supplementary material to be evaluated by an appropriate faculty member. You will not be required to major in music but you should have an interest in pursuing it in college. All supplementary artistic materials must be submitted by November 1 for Early Decision or January 2 for Regular Decision.

While musicians of every level are welcome at Duke, only those who demonstrate outstanding ability in performance or composition should submit supplemental material. Duke only accepts artistic supplements submitted through the Common Application's online Slideroom portal. Do not mail artistic supplements to our office, or to the Admissions office as those materials will not be formally reviewed. Recordings uploaded through the Common Application should be 10-15 minutes long and include at least two movements or pieces representing contrasting styles or periods.

Each selection must be an unedited solo performance. Please do not send choral, orchestral or ensemble performances unless you were a soloist at some point during the performance. If possible, include piano accompaniment where appropriate. Composers should submit a score of their work in addition to an uploaded recording.