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Policies and Requirements


All applicants to the college are required to take common music theoretical examinations and the talent audition for the intended field of study. Audition requirements are availabe at the College Office or from the website ( Applicants who passed the UPCAT will still have to take and pass the theoretical and talent audition tests.

Admitted applicants must present their acceptance form from the College to the Office of the University Registrar for the issuance of the admission slip. Thereafter, they are to undergo physical examination.

A passing score in the TOEFL is required of all foreign applicants whose native language is not English or who do not come from schools where the medium of instruction is English.


Saturday, 16 April 2016
9:00am – 12:00 noon
Abelardo Hall Auditorium
Bring your Official Receipt and 2 sharpened pencils, Mongol #2.
(The exam will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.)
* Only students who pass the Music Theory Exam can take the Talent Audition. Exam results will be posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 4:00pm, on the College Secretary’s Bulletin Board.

Saturday, 23 April 2016
(See posters for date, time schedule & room assignment)
Names of admitted students for the 1st Semester of AY 2016-2017 will be posted on Thursday, 28 April 2016, 9:00am on the College Secretary’s Bulletin Board. See Ms. Connie for Admission Requirements.


1. High School Graduates
2. Transfer students from other UP units or other universities/colleges.
3. 2nd degree Applicants 

LINKS:       Audition Requirements   |   Printable  Application Form


Master of Music
Master of Music (MM) programs in composition, conducting, music education, musicology, voice, instrumental performance (piano, strings and guitar, winds and percussion) are offered by the College as two-year programs designed to provide training in selected areas of specialization.
Application for admission to any of the master’s program requires the following:

1) A BM degree or its equivalent from a duly recognized institution

2) Submission of the applicant’s original transcript of records

3) Full accomplishment and submission of the College of Music Graduate Admission Form

4) Securing recommendations from two (2) former professors or recognized professionals in the applicant’s area of specialization

5) Obtaining a minimum TOEFL score of 500 or its equivalent for foreign students whose native tongue or country’s medium of instruction is not English

6) Undergoing an audition: a) in the major instrument before a faculty panel of performance majors (voice, piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion); or b) in voice or an instrument for music education, composition and conducting majors. Foreign students seeking admission may send an audio/video recording of a recent performance duly certified by a professor.

7) Passing the Graduate Placement Examination (GPE)

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Master of Music_Graduate Placement Exam Coverage
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MM Application Form 1 
MM Application Form 2

PhD in Music
Application for Admission into the program requires: 

1) Applicants to be holders of a Master’s degree in any field from an accredited institution of higher learning or one duly recognized by the University of the Philippines College of Music.

2) Applicants to submit:
 a) A completed application form;
  b) Undergraduate and graduate academic records, and;
  c) A portfolio containing evidence of scholarly and creative works in the field of music.

3) Applicants undergo the:
  a) Diagnostic Examinations- results of which would determine the readiness of the applicants to the program; and
  b) Interview with the PhD Faculty- where the applicants can assess the suitability of the program to their careers and needs.

PhD Music Application Form 1
PhD Music Application Form 2

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