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Dear Prospective Graduate Student,

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in musicology at UNC-Chapel Hill. We offer an outstanding program with internationally-renowned faculty whose areas of expertise cover a broad range of areas within the field, including history, theory, and ethnomusicology. UNC consistently ranks high among graduate schools nationwide, and recent graduates of our Ph.D. program have gone on to teach at such institutions as Brandeis University, Texas Christian University, the University of Maryland, U.C.L.A., the University of Georgia, Michigan State University, American University, Haverford College, and Vanderbilt University.

For more information about our graduate program and its requirements, see the Graduate School’s Catalog and Handbook as well as the Music Department’s website. We also encourage you to visit our campus and learn about our program first-hand. The best time to do this is after you’ve received your acceptance letters and are weighing your decisions. Visiting prospective students can meet with faculty, talk with current graduate students, tour our facilities (including our remarkable music library), and, time permitting, attend a graduate seminar. A visit to campus is the best way to see what our graduate program has to offer.

Our faculty and graduate students would also be happy to visit with you during our reception at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society.

Should you have any questions about our program or the application process, please feel free to write me ( We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Andrea Bohlman
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Admissions, 2019-2020


Departmental Contact Information:

Director of Graduate Admissions
UNC Department of Music
Campus Box 3320
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320
phone: (919) 962-1039