Updated fall 2022 Butler School of Music application and prescreen/audition repertoire requirements are available here. This website will be updated to reflect these changes by Sept. 1. Please contact us at mga@mail.music.utexas.edu if you have any questions. We thank you for your patience.

Application Deadline: Dec. 1

Graduate School Requirements

Follow the Graduate School instructions to submit the ApplyTexas application, application fee and transcripts. Conducting applicants are not required to submit a GRE score. International applicants should review the Graduate School instructions to determine if they are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music Requirements

Submit the following documents through the Butler School of Music application.

Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose is a 500-word essay outlining your objectives for graduate study, career plans and reasons for applying to our program.

Letters of Recommendation

Three recommendation letters, written in the last 12 months, pertaining to your potential for graduate study in music are required. Provide contact information for your three chosen references in your Butler School of Music application. Notification emails will be sent to your references after you submit the application. Any delay in submitting your application will delay the notifications to your references.

Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

All applicants for graduate degree programs must submit a résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) providing complete information concerning musical training and experience (demonstrating mastery of an instrument or voice), awards, honors, publications and performances.

Repertoire List

The repertoire list should include all works conducted or rehearsed, but may also include a representative selection of solo or chamber performance repertoire, if desired.

Introductory Video

Submit a one to three minute video recording on which you verbally introduce yourself and discuss your musical and non-musical interests, goals, creative or volunteer work and reasons for applying to the Butler School of Music.

Audition Videos

All Butler School of Music applicants will audition by video recording. In-person auditions for fall 2021 admission consideration are not available. Video auditions are due December 21 with the Butler School of Music application.

Band/Wind, Choral and Orchestral Conducting Prescreening and Interview Requirements

Audition Videos

  • A selection of conducting videos, preferably showing both rehearsal and performance. Older video is acceptable.

Zoom (Virtual) Interview, if invited

  • Repertoire and audition expectations will be discussed with the faculty at the time the applicant is invited to interview.

Helpful Hints for a Smooth Application Process

  • Include your UT EID and full name on any document you submit to the Graduate School or the Butler School of Music.
  • Use MyStatus to track the receipt of credentials sent to the Graduate and International Admissions Center. You will need your UT EID and password to access this service. You will not be able to check the status of your admission file prior to submitting the ApplyTexas online application and receiving the acknowledgement email with your UT EID and temporary password. Check your application status regularly.
  • Add "mga@mail.music.utexas.edu" to your safe senders list.