A music supplement is a sample or portfolio of an applicant's musical accomplishments that you send to MIT as part of the admissions process. Music supplements are used in the MIT admissions process to identify the most talented student applicants. Members of the music faculty review the supplements and submit an evaluation that is then included in the applicant's admission application file. On occasion, a high supplement rating will help reinforce the profile of an applicant and increase his/her admission chances by providing further evidence of the applicant's high achievements. However, a less exceptional supplement rating will not have any impact whatsoever on an applicant's chance of being admitted to MIT.
We only evaluate supplements in the fields of classical, jazz, and world music performance and classical and jazz composition.
Please note that the music supplement is not an audition to the music program. The music program holds live auditions on campus once students have enrolled and want to participate in any of the performance programs or ensembles.
To be considered, music supplements may ONLY be submitted via email and must include:
All this information should be sent at the same time in one or two emails from the same address. If you excel in more than one instrument or discipline, submit separate supplements for each.
Early Action: November 1
Regular Action: January 1
Due to the high volume of submissions we will NOT be able to acknowledge receipt of your supplement. If you have questions email email@example.com NOT firstname.lastname@example.org