- Candidates for admission should hold a Master's degree in a relevant program with a minimum B+ average
- Strength in musicianship is required
Candidates with culture-specific expertise but without the expected academic qualifications will be given special consideration. Students may be asked to make up deficiencies. Applicants should submit a statement of intent and two examples of scholarly writing. The program will only accept those qualified applicants who are able to benefit from the faculty and facilities available.