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Prospective Music Students

Music Applicants – Important Information

To apply as a music student – Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music or music minor – please fill out our music audition form and indicate your audition method (online recorded video, Skype or on-campus audition). It is highly recommended that music applicants submit their music audition form around the same time they complete the University application, if not sooner. Music applicants should complete the University application by Jan. 15, if possible. Applications completed after March 1 are evaluated on a rolling basis and will likely be deferred. For special assistance with your music audition, please contact us at music.audition@ut.edu. Applicants to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre program have a separate admission process.

Auditioning with a Recorded Video

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 program you are applying for (e.g., B.M. in 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 to your audition video into the music audition form.

Auditioning with a Live Video Chat

To audition through a live video chat through Skype or Google Hangouts, include your contact information (Skype Name or Gmail username) along with a list of available dates and times when submitting your music audition form. A music faculty member will contact you to arrange the audition based on your availability.

Auditioning On-Campus

Walk-in, on-campus music auditions for the bachelor's in music education, performance, music and music minor programs will be held during all UT Open Houses, in the Ferman Music Center, Room 90. For each Open House, on-campus music auditions will be held from 1 p.m. until the last audition of the afternoon is completed. Information and registration for auditions will be available in the Ferman Music Center lobby during UT Open Houses. It is recommended that prospective students attend the Department of Music information session in the morning, and register for their audition in the Ferman Music Center lobby when they arrive. Scheduled, on-campus auditions on alternate dates can also be arranged by request; contact music.audition@ut.edu for assistance.

Music Scholarships

For music scholarship consideration, applicants will need to complete a live audition, either on-campus or through live video chat, and be admitted to the University by Feb. 17. Prospective music students who would like to receive priority consideration for a music scholarship should contact their Admissions counselor before Feb. 17 and confirm they have their first major listed as a music degree program: bachelor's in music education, performance or music. Prospective students auditioning as a music minor should contact their Admissions counselor prior to Feb. 17 to request and verify the music minor is listed as one of their chosen minors. Music scholarships are prioritized by declared major, skill level and instrument/voice type, in the following preferential order: 1.) Bachelor of Music in Music Education, 2.) Bachelor of Music in Performance, 3.) Bachelor of Arts in Music. Music minors may also be considered for a partial music scholarship, based on the instrumental needs of the Department of Music. Music scholarships can be up to $4,000 per year for four years (up to $16,000 total), and can be combined with other grants, scholarships and types of financial aid. Requirements for retaining a music scholarship may include progress towards a music degree, participation in University ensembles, enrollment in private lessons at UT and maintaining a minimum GPA.