Please note that the Department of Performing Arts only accepts supplemental materials for review. All applications for admission to Georgetown University should be sent separately to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Supplementary submissions may make sense for students with substantial and well-developed talent that cannot be conveyed adequately in the rest of the application, but you should think carefully before submitting supplementary materials with your Georgetown application.
The Department of Performing Arts does not make any admissions decisions; all decisions are made by the Undergraduate Admissions office primarily on the basis of the general application materials submitted there (including student's overall academic and extracurricular record, application essays, etc.) Many successful applicants submit only those materials. In rare instances, when we review materials from prospective music students with truly exceptional credentials who we feel are a strong fit for our Music Program, we are able to submit a recommendation about that student which is added to their admissions file.
Due to University policy, and to the large amount of material we receive, we cannot offer any feedback or evaluation to candidates on their submissions.
In order to have your submissions material reviewed you must submit:
1) A cover letter outlining your specific interest in the Department, your relevant experience, why you are applying to Georgetown, and how you envision being involved in the Performing Arts at Georgetown (e.g. as an American Musical Culture major? Minor? Supplemental music courses and ensembles? co-curricular activities?) Please be explicit in the cover letter about any other materials you are submitting. If you are interested in submitting materials for more than one discipline, craft your single cover letter accordingly addressing your multiple interests.
In addition you may also submit the following:
2) Brief Work samples (i.e. 5 minutes total). Please provide clear information on what you are submitting (your name, title of work/composer, etc.) Recordings can be taken from actual performances or can be recorded specifically as “auditions.”
3) A resume, no more than two pages in length, including performing experience. Please be specific about venue (e.g. professional, school, etc.) and outline any private music instruction received as well.
Please note that review of materials will not begin until the cover letter has been submitted, and if you choose to submit, materials should be uploaded electronically via Box.com by the respective admissions deadlines (November 1st for Early Action and January 10th for Regular Decision) to ensure receipt and review.
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Subsequent inquiries regarding the status of your Georgetown University application should be directed to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. We are not able to comment on the status of your materials.
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Performing Arts!