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.


Audition or Interview   Audition Dates   Scheduling or Requesting an Audition or Interview Recorded Auditions   Sample Audition Day Schedules


Audition or Interview

Audition

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree (excluding Composition emphasis) and the Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Studies and Jazz must audition for admission consideration.

Select your preferred audition date on the Butler School of Music application. Repertoire requirements are available on the audition repertoire webpage.

Audition Invitations

Applicants in non-prescreening areas will be invited to audition once their ApplyTexas and Butler School of Music applications are processed.

Applicants in prescreening areas are invited to audition after a successful review of the prescreen recordings and other submitted materials. Prescreening results are sent in mid-Dec.

Interview

Bachelor of Arts in Music - Emphasis in Composition and Bachelor of Music in Composition applicants must interview with the composition faculty for admission consideration.

Select your preferred interview date on the Butler School of Music application. Requirements are available on the composition requirements webpage.

Interview Invitations

Applicants will be invited to interview after a successful review of the composition portfolio, performance video and other submitted materials. Invitations are sent in mid-Dec.

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2018 Audition and Interview Dates

Bassoon: February 2, 3
Cello: January 27 (Gindele), February 2 (Tsang), February 3 (Gindele & Tsang)
Clarinet: January 19, 20, 26, 27
Classical Guitar: January 27, February 2, 3
Composition Interviews: January 27, February 3
Double Bass: January 27, February 3
Euphonium: January 20, 27, February 3
Flute: February 1, 3
French Horn: January 20, 27, February 3
Harp: January 27, February 2, 3
Jazz (all instruments): January 27, February 3
Oboe: January 20, 26, 27
Organ: January 20
Percussion: February 2, 3, 4
Piano: January 22, 26, 27
Saxophone: January 19, 20, 26, 27
Trombone: January 20, 27, February 3
Trumpet: January 20, 27, February 3
Tuba: January 20, 27, February 3
Viola: January 27, February 3
Violin: January 27, February 3
Voice: January 20, 27, February 3

Prescreen Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017
Required for bassoon, clarinet, classical guitar, flute, jazz guitar, piano, viola, violin and voice applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree (excluding Composition emphasis) and the Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Studies and Jazz.

Composition Portfolio & Performance Video Deadline: December 1, 2017
Required for applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Music - Emphasis in Composition, Bachelor of Music in Composition and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition degrees. Bachelor of Arts in Music - Emphasis in Composition and Bachelor of Music in Composition applicants must also submit a performance video with the portfolio.

Recorded Audition Deadline: December 1, 2017
Not available in all areas. See below.

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Scheduling or Requesting an Audition or Interview

All applicants must submit the ApplyTexas application and the Butler School of Music application before an audition or interview can be scheduled or prescreen materials or a recorded audition can be reviewed.

View detailed freshman, external transfer, internal transfer/simultaneous major or international freshman/transfer application instructions online.

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 audition date is confirmed.
  • The Butler School will review your application with prescreen materials and will send results in mid-Dec.
  • Additional steps are required prior to confirmation of an audition date or review of an application with prescreen materials (ex: submission of ApplyTexas application).

Please do not make travel plans until you have received an audition or interview confirmation email. We do our best to place applicants on their requested audition or interview date. We do not guarantee a slot on your requested date if you wait until the last minute to submit your applications and audition/interview request.

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Recorded Auditions

While in-person auditions are highly preferred, audition by recording is available in most areas. Repertoire is the same as for in-person auditions and each selection may be recorded in a separate video. Applicants in areas that accept recorded auditions may submit a video audition through the Butler School of Music application. Audio-only auditions are not accepted.

Recorded auditions must be submitted with the Butler School application by Dec. 1.

  • Bassoon, euphonium, French horn, jazz, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet and tuba applicants may audition by video recording.
  • Cello, classical guitar, double bass, harp, viola, violin and voice applicants must perform an in-person audition unless they currently reside outside of the continental United States.
  • Clarinet and flute applicants must audition in person, regardless of residency.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - Emphasis in Composition and Bachelor of Music in Composition applicants must interview in person, regardless of residency.

No requests for review of recorded auditions will be accepted after the deadline.

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Sample Audition/Interview Day Schedules

Applicants are required to attend their audition/interview on their scheduled date. Optional activities, such as receptions, tours, information sessions and performances may also be scheduled. The sample schedules below offer an overview of the day's activities. Details are subject to change.

Weekday Auditions

  • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.: Audition Check-in
  • 9 a.m.: Auditions Begin
  • 12 p.m.: Butler School of Music Facility Tour
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Fridays only): Reception - Family members and friends are welcome.
  • 5 p.m.: Auditions Conclude

Saturday Auditions

  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: General Information & Refreshment Tables Open
  • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Audition/Interview Check-in
  • 9 a.m.: Auditions/Interviews Begin
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Butler School of Music Facility Tours
  • 12 p.m.: Orientation Session - Butler School Student Performance and Q&A with Admissions Staff
  • 1 p.m.: Degree-Specific Information Session(s)
  • 5 p.m.: Auditions/Interviews Conclude

Applicants that plan to be in Austin on the Friday preceding their audition/interview are welcome to attend the reception at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday Auditions

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Audition Check-in
  • 11 a.m.: Auditions Begin
  • 12 p.m.: Butler School of Music Facility Tour
  • 5 p.m.: Auditions Conclude

Applicants that plan to be in Austin on the Friday preceding their audition/interview are welcome to attend the reception at 4:30 p.m.

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