In addition to the Rice University application, the following materials are required of Music History applicants by December 1, 2016.
The green icon labeled "Preliminary Dropbox" at the bottom of this page will lead you to the Rice University portal for Acceptd, an online repository for preliminary audition materials. There is a $24 fee to use this service.
A writing sample (preferably a substantial paper on a musical topic, but an English or History paper is acceptable).
A statement addressing why the applicant wants to study music history
An audio file of a movement from the standard repertoire, played with accompaniment.