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Department of Music

Interview Requirements (Composition and Music Education only)


• All applicants in music composition are required to submit the following materials by February 1 (for Fall consideration) or October 1 (for Spring consideration).

• Three representative compositions. These scores should be notated out, either in music notation software (i.e. Finale, Sibelius, etc.) or by hand. Scores should be bound. Audio recordings of each piece. Recordings may be MIDI realizations (for students applying to the MA program, MIDI is strongly discouraged). Recordings should all be included on a single CD.

• Please send all materials to Dr. Kenneth Froelich, Department of Music, California State University, Fresno, 2380 E. Keats Ave. M/S MB 77, Fresno, CA 93740. Alternatively, materials may be e-mailed to E-mail submissions must include all files in a single, compressed folder. Scores should be in PDF format. Recordings may be MP3s OR available as links to online web-based streamers (i.e. SoundCloud).

• Following the submission of materials, applicants should contact Dr. Froelich to arrange an interview.

Music Education

For information regarding the interview and any additional submission materials, contact Dr. Tony Mowrer ( or Dr. Emily Mason (