Hello and Welcome to the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin!
I am your Academic Advisor, which means that I am here as a resource for you during your time at the Butler School of Music (BSoM). Much of your contact with me will be degree related; helping you stay on track with your degree plan is a big part of what I do. It's important for you to know that I'm here for lots of other things as well. Please think of me as a first point of contact for other campus resources: study abroad, learning and tutoring, counseling, health, career services, and any of the myriad of resources the University of Texas has to offer.
I believe very strongly in the importance of attending concerts and programs; supporting colleagues and friends is a very important part of the BSoM culture. I hope that you will make time to be involved in this community by attending more concerts and recitals than the minimum requirements. We are fortunate to be surrounded by truly world-class musicians here- utilize your proximity to them as best you can- go to all the concerts you are able!!
Wishing you a wonderful semester,
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
MRH 3.836, 512-471-6501
Walk in appointments are best suited to quick questions, picking up or turning in forms, and, of course, urgent questions. If you can anticipate that your questions will require opening of your academic record or a larger amount of time, then you should schedule an appointment through email or phone.
Appointments with the Mrs. Rose Yurcina, Undergraduate Advisor can be scheduled for any time listed below.
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(note: Thursday afternoons are by appointment only)
The College of Fine Arts is a Mandatory Advising college, meaning that students must meet with their advisor every semester prior to registration.
Announcements regarding Advising Events are always sent out several weeks in advance, and include individual appointments with both Faculty Mentors and the Undergraduate Advisor.
If students do not complete the mandatory advising process, a bar is placed on their registration, and will not be lifted until after priority registration is over, and they have met with the advisor.
The University of Texas at Austin views sound academic advising as a significant responsibility in educating students. The relationship established between advisor and student should be friendly, helpful, and professional. By meeting with an advisor, a student has the opportunity to:
- learn about educational options, degree requirements, and academic policies and procedures
- clarify educational objectives
- plan and pursue programs consistent with abilities, interests, and life goals
- utilize all resources of the University to best advantage
Ultimately, the student is responsible for seeking adequate academic advice, for knowing and meeting degree requirements, and for enrolling in appropriate courses to ensure orderly and timely progress toward a degree.
Frequent adviser contact provides students with current academic information and promotes progress toward educational goals. The University supports that progress and encourages effective academic advising campus-wide.
Fine Arts Career Services, a division of the Office of the Dean, helps fine arts majors explore career options, plan for careers, and develop strategies for seeking jobs upon graduation. More information about Fine Arts Career Services is published by the college. Career advising and planning services are also available from the University's Career Center in Jester Center.
Education Career Services
Education Career Services provides job placement services in education-related occupations at the elementary school, secondary school, and college level. Candidates for teacher certification should register with Education Career Services at the beginning of their student-teaching semester. Additional information is published by Education Career Services.
For more information, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.
Advising Reference Sheet for First-Year Students
Major Change Application
For major changes within the BSoM please see your advisor.
Ensemble Assignment Form
An ensemble assignment form is required for each semester that a student auditions for an ensemble approved for his/her degree plan and is placed in an ensemble that is not approved for the degree.
Opera Substitution Form
An Opera Substitution Form is required if a student wishes to use Undergraduate Opera (ENS 103P) for an approved ensemble. To be eligible, students must have completed six semesters of participation in choral ensembles.
DEGREE SPECIFIC FORMS AND MATERIALS
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Students should apply for admission to upper-division standing during the 4th semester of study in the Butler School of Music, or after they have completed the sophomore level of core music classes, 4 semesters of ensemble and the required amount of private lessons on their principal instrument
It is not possible to enroll in upper division courses prior to formal approval by the Chair of the Bachelor of Arts Faculty Committee and Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Substitution for Approved Concentration or Minor
For use when a student wishes to change one or more courses within an approved minor and/or concentration.
Bachelor of Music in Music Studies
Before beginning upper-division coursework in the major area, a student majoring in composition or music studies must obtain the approval of a designated committee composed of faculty members from that major.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Studies may apply for admission to upper division standing upon completion of the equivalent of 45 semester hours of coursework at The University of Texas at Austin or transfer of 45 semester hours from an accredited community college or senior college.
Upper-Division Course Sequence and Additional Courses Required for Teacher Certification
A typical course sequence for Upper Division in Music Studies and Professional Development in Education for Instrumental and Choral Music Studies Majors. Courses in bold must be taken in the semester listed.
College of Education
College of Education Field Experiences
Bachelor of Music in Music Performance
Before beginning upper-division coursework in the major instrument, students majoring in music performance (including those pursuing the pedagogy option) must pass a full faculty jury examination in the major instrument and must be admitted to upper-division standing in that instrument. Performance majors must submit the Upper-Division Application one week before full division faculty juries are held in order to take such a jury.
Students wishing to earn a Certificate of Recognition in their instrument and who have been approved at their previous performance examination to take a full division faculty jury must submit an application one week before full division faculty juries are held in order to take such a jury.
String Division Pre-Recital Jury Information
College of Fine Arts Student Affairs Division
Course Equivalency Calculator
Instructional Assesment and Evaluation (IAE)
Financial Aid Office
Fine Arts Career Services
Career Exploration Center
Counseling and Mental Health Center