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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. Applying early is highly recommended. 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 in-person or through live video chat by March 5. Applicants to the technologist track of the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree are not required to audition, but they 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.

Auditions

Music auditions for Fall 2022 will be held by our music faculty on the following dates. Most of these dates also function as official UT Open House visits.

  • Oct. 3, 2021
  • Nov. 7, 2021
  • Dec. 5, 2021
  • Jan. 15, 2022 (Music Auditions Only)
  • Feb. 6, 2022
  • March 20, 2022
  • April 10, 2022

For music scholarship consideration, it is preferable to audition in-person on one of these dates, but live auditions via Zoom are available by request, at times that coordinate with both prospective students and faculty. Pre-recorded audition videos, that meet our audition requirements, will be accepted, but they will not be considered for music scholarships. To register for an audition, prospective students should complete the music audition form

Music Department Audition / Open House Days Schedule

  • General Information Session: 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Music Information Session 1: 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Music Information Session 2 (repeat): 11:35 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (This session will also be available via Zoom for students who audition virtually.)
  • Music Department Tour: 12:15 to 1:05 p.m.
  • Auditions from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (or until all students have completed their auditions)

Music Department Audition Schedule for Jan. 15, 2022

  • Music Information session from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (This session will also be available via Zoom for students who audition virtually.)
  • Music department tour 12:10 to 12:45 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 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 (which would not be eligible for scholarship consideration) 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.