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Music Applicants – Important Information

To apply as a music student for the Bachelor of Music in music education, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music or music minor, it is necessary to complete a music audition form. Applicants to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre program have a separate audition process. It is highly recommended that music applicants submit their music audition form around the same time they complete their University application, if not sooner. Additionally, music applicants should verify with their Admissions counselor that their University application is complete and all materials have been received by Jan. 15 for priority consideration. University applications completed after March 1 are evaluated on a rolling basis and are more likely to be deferred. For music scholarship consideration, music students should audition through live video chat by March 6. Applicants to the technologist track of the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree are not required to audition, but should complete a music audition form to declare their intention to pursue the technologist track. Applicants to the technologist track may also audition for scholarship consideration if they have performance skill as an instrumentalist or classical vocalist. For special assistance with your music audition, please contact us at music.audition@ut.edu.

Live Virtual Auditions

Live virtual music auditions will be given by music faculty through Zoom on the following dates: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 6 and April 3. To register for an audition and receive a link to the virtual audition day meeting on Zoom, prospective students should complete the music audition form. The schedule for the Department of Music's virtual audition days includes:

  • Music Information Session from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • Admissions Information Session from 12 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Auditions from 1 to 3 p.m. (or until all students have completed their auditions) 

It is recommended that prospective students attend the music department information session in the morning, if they have not previously attended one. Live virtual auditions on alternate dates (instrumentalists only) can also be arranged by request if the scheduled dates are not possible; contact music.audition@ut.edu for assistance. 

Recorded Video Auditions

If you are creating a video of your music audition and posting it online using YouTube, Vimeo or another video platform, please be sure to make your video "Public" or "Unlisted" so that it can be easily viewed by clicking on a link you provide. At the beginning of your video, please say your name, the music degree program you are applying for (e.g., music education), and the music you are performing for your audition. Before recording your audition video, please review our audition requirements, listed by degree and performance area. After recording and uploading your video, copy and paste the link(s) to your audition video into the music audition form.

Music Scholarships

For more information about music scholarships, visit www.ut.edu/music/scholarships.