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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 – it is necessary to complete a music audition form. 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 will likely be deferred. For music scholarship consideration, music students should audition on-campus or through live video chat before Feb. 17. Applicants to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre program have a separate audition process. Applicants to the technologist track of the Bachelor of Arts in music degree are not required to audition. For special assistance with your music audition, please contact us at music.audition@ut.edu.

Auditioning On-Campus

On-campus music auditions will be held in the Ferman Music Center of the UT campus on the following dates (for Fall 2019-Spring 2020): Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 8, Jan. 20, Feb. 16, March 22 and April 19. All on-campus audition dates (except Jan. 20) coincide with UT Open Houses and have the following schedule: 

  • Music Information Sessions 11 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. 
  • Music Campus Tour 12:15-1 p.m.
  • Auditions 1 p.m. until all students have completed their auditions. 

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. On-campus auditions on alternate dates can also be arranged by request; contact music.audition@ut.edu for assistance. 

Auditioning with a Live Video Chat

To audition through a live video chat, please include your preferred and/or alternate audition dates when submitting your music audition form. Also include your contact information for Skype, Zoom or Google Hangouts. A music faculty member will contact you to arrange the live video chat audition based on your availability. The option to audition through a live video chat is only available for instrumentalists at this time. Vocalists who are unable to visit campus for an audition may submit a recorded video instead.

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 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.