Application Deadline: Dec. 1

Grace Period for Butler School of Music Application

We will consider the Butler School of Music application on time if you submit it through 11:59 p.m. (Central) on Thursday, December 7.


Graduate School Requirements

Follow the Graduate School instructions to submit the ApplyTexas application, application fee, transcripts and GRE score. Music Theory applicants are 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, experience, awards and honors. Include a complete list of professional and scholarly activities, papers written and articles published.

Writing Sample

Submit one to two substantive written documents that will give the evaluating faculty an indication of your writing and rhetorical abilities.


Helpful Hints for a Smooth Application Process

  1. Include your UT EID and full name on any document you submit to the Graduate School or the Butler School of Music.
  2. 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.
  3. Add "mga@mail.music.utexas.edu" to your safe senders list.