- Saturday, January 18, 2014
Open to all areas except bassoon and violin.
- Friday, January 24, 2014
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
Open to all areas except cello.
- Friday, January 31, 2014
- Saturday, February 01, 2014
Open to all areas except opera coaching (graduate level) and Anton Nel's piano studio.
Recorded Audition Deadline
- Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Recorded auditions for Fall 2014 entry must be RECEIVED by this date.
Undergraduate: Open to all areas except clarinet, flute, string, and voice applicants who reside in the continental United States.
Graduate: Open to all jazz applicants. Open to cello, clarinet, double bass, oboe, trombone, viola, and violin applicants who reside outside of the continental United States. Open to bassoonists who reside outside of the continental U.S. or who have had an in-person lesson with Kristin Jensen within the last year.
Spring applications are accepted on a space available basis. Availability for Spring 2014 will be posted by late summer.
Sandy Yamamoto and the Miro Quartet will not be present for auditions.
All prospective music majors must audition regardless of their choice of degree plan (including those applying as Composition, Music Business, or Recording Technology). Clarinet, flute, string, and voice applicants must perform a live audition unless they currently reside outside of the United States.
All applicants must submit the UT application and the Butler School of Music application before an audition can be scheduled or a recorded audition can be reviewed. The deadline for requesting an audition date or review of a recorded audition, which is done through the BSoM application, is January 1.** No applications, requests for live auditions, or requests for review of recorded auditions will be accepted after the deadline.
**Applicants in prescreening areas (flute, jazz guitar, violin, and voice) must complete and submit the Butler School of Music application before December 1.
You will receive confirmation of your audition date by email after we receive your BSoM application and verify the receipt of your UT application with Main University Admissions. Please do NOT make travel plans until you have received an audition confirmation email. We do our best to place applicants on their requested audition date. We do not guarantee a slot on your requested audition date if you wait until the last minute to submit your applications and audition request.
Audition requirements do not change based on your intended field of study or incoming status. Freshman and transfer applicants are required to audition with the same repertoire whether they are applying for admission to a Bachelor of Music degree or Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.
Jazz auditions are required for admission to the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition degrees. Classical instrument study is a required component of both jazz degrees for all instruments. A classical audition, in addition to the jazz audition, is required for applicants on trumpet, trombone, piano, double bass, and percussion.
Jazz auditions are for admission to the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition degrees only. They cannot be used to obtain admission into any other degrees, including the Music Business and Recording Technology degrees.
Accompaniment will be provided upon request for voice auditions. Vocalists may request an accompanist through the BSoM application. Accompaniment is not required or provided for instrumental auditions.
Please click an instrument below to view audition requirements in PDF format:
Some areas may elect to amend audition requirements. Updated requirements for spring/fall 2014 entry will be available shortly.
Flute (prescreening required)
Violin (prescreening required)
Voice (prescreening required)
Jazz Performance or Jazz Composition Applicants ONLY
Jazz Double Bass
Jazz Guitar (prescreening required)
Special Supplemental Requirements
While live auditions are highly preferred, audition by recording is available in most areas.
Clarinet, flute, string, and voice applicants who live in the United States (citizens, permanent residents, and international students alike) are REQUIRED to audition in person, at UT Austin. Applicants in these areas who live outside of the United States may submit an audition by DVD only (CDs and other audio-only media do not qualify). Please review the DVD guidelines below for formatting requirements.
Applicants in areas other than clarinet, flute, string, and voice may submit an audition by CD or DVD in lieu of a live audition regardless of residency.
No requests for review of recorded auditions, which are made through the BSoM application, will be accepted after January 1. Recorded auditions must then arrive at the BSoM on or before January 15.
If you qualify for an audition by recording (see above):
1. The recording must be on a high-quality CD or DVD, however, not all areas accept CDs. Please read above to see if you are required to audition by DVD.
DVD: NTSC format (not PAL). Region format must be Region 1 (for North America) or Region 0 (region-free).
CD: CD-Audio (Red Book standard) only, playable on a conventional CD player.
Mini-DV tapes, VCDs (video CDs), and other formats are not accepted.
2. Please test your recording in a CD or DVD player (not your computer) before sending!
3. Make sure nothing is recorded on the media other than the audition material.
4. Repertoire is the same as for live auditions.
5. Make certain your UT EID and name appear on both the media casing and on the media itself.
6. Once you have submitted the BSoM application form and received an email confirmation that verifies your eligibility for a recorded audition, your recording may be mailed to: Undergraduate Admissions | Butler School of Music | The University of Texas at Austin | 2406 Robert Dedman Dr. Stop E3100 | Austin, TX 78712-1555