Video Audition Deadline: extended to Dec. 21

All graduate Music Performance applicants that completed the Butler School application were sent prescreen results during the first two weeks of January. Interview and audition information has been sent to applicants who were passed through the prescreen round and selected a date on or before Jan. 24. If you have not received any communication, email mga@mail.music.utexas.edu.
Applications and supporting materials for graduate study at the Butler School of Music will be accepted through December 21.

Audition Information

All prospective students applying to degree programs in chamber music, collaborative piano, conducting, jazz studies, piano pedagogy, opera coaching, opera directing and performance are required to audition.

All Butler School of Music applicants will audition by video recording. In-person auditions for fall 2021 admission consideration are not available.

Audition Repertoire Requirements

Applicants who pass the prescreen round will be invited to interview with the faculty on one of the dates below.


2021 Zoom (Virtual) Interview Dates

Bassoon: January 23, 29, 30
Cello: January 23 (Tsang), January 30 (Tsang & Gindele), February 6 (Tsang), February 13 (Gindele)
Clarinet: January 16, 23
Collaborative Piano: February 6, 13
Conducting - Band/Wind: TBD
Conducting - Choral: TBD
Conducting - Orchestral: TBD
Double Bass: January 16, 23, 30, February 6
Euphonium: January 16, 23, 30
Flute: January 28, 30
Guitar: January 23, 30, February 6, 13
Harp: January 16, 30, February 6
Horn: January 30, February 6, 13
Jazz (all instruments): January 23, 30, February 6
Oboe: January 16, 23, 30
Opera Coaching: January 15 (morning)
Opera Directing: closed
Organ: January 16
Percussion: January 22, 23, 24
Piano: January 23, 30, February 6
Saxophone: January 16, 23, 30, February 6
Trombone: January 16, 23, 30, February 6
Trumpet: January 16, 23, 30, February 6
Tuba: January 16, 23, 30 (M.M. and A.D. only)
Viola: January 24, 30
Violin: January 24, 29, 30
Voice (Opera): January 23, 30
Voice (Performance and Pedagogy): January 16, 23, 30


Audition and Virtual Interview Invitation Timeline

  • All applicants must apply to the Graduate School and the Butler School of Music before audition videos can be reviewed.
    • Both applications must be submitted and complete by December 21.
    • Audition videos are included in the December 21 deadline.
  • Within five business days of submitting your Butler School of Music application you will receive an email that will indicate one of the following:
    • Your application was successfully submitted and has been forwarded to the faculty for review.
    • Additional steps are required prior to faculty review (ex: submission of graduate school application).
  • After December 21, all applicants will be prescreened based upon the recorded audition videos and other materials submitted with the music application.
    • Applicants will be notified of their prescreen results by email in early January.
    • Submitting your application early will not impact the decision timeline.
  • Applicants who pass the prescreen round will be invited to interview with the faculty.
    • The interview may also include a virtual audition or lesson.
    • Review your repertoire requirements for dates and details.
  • Please do not make plans to travel to campus.