Audition dates for fall 2018 entry will be announced summer 2017.
Interview dates for fall 2018 entry will be announced summer 2017.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Not available in all areas. Please see below.
Audition and Interview Information
All prospective music majors, with the exception of B.A. in Music: Music Composition and B.M. Music Composition applicants only, must perform and pass an audition to pursue a degree in music.
All prospective B.A. in Music: Music Composition and B.M. Music Composition applicants must interview with the composition faculty.
All applicants must apply to the Office of Admissions and the Butler School of Music before an audition or interview can be scheduled or a prescreening or recorded audition can be reviewed. Bassoon, clarinet, classical guitar, flute, jazz guitar, piano (non-jazz), viola, violin, voice, as well as B.A. in Music: Music Composition and B.M. Music Composition applicants must submit a prescreening recording by December 1, through the Butler School of Music application. Applicants will be notified of their results by email in mid-December. Those who pass the prescreening process will be invited to a live, on-campus, audition or interview.
Visit the appropriate web page for detailed instructions and deadlines:
Within five business days of submitting your Butler School of Music application you will receive an email confirming that it has been received. The confirmation email will confirm your requested audition date, confirm the Butler School's intent to review your prescreening submission or request additional steps before confirmation of an audition date or review of a prescreening (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 request.
While in-person auditions are highly preferred, audition by recording is available in most areas. Repertoire is the same as for in-person auditions. 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.
- 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.
- B.A. in Music: Music Composition and B.M. Music Composition applicants must interview in person, regardless of residency.
No requests for review of recorded auditions will be accepted after the deadline.
Audition and Interview Requirements
All prospective music majors, with the exception of B.A. in Music: Music Composition and B.M. Music Composition applicants only, must adhere to the prescreen and audition requirements for their instrument below.
B.A. in Music: Music Composition and B.M. Music Composition applicants must adhere to the degree-specific requirements only. B.M. Jazz Composition applicants must adhere to the instrumental and degree-specific requirements.
Jazz auditions are required for admission to the Bachelor of Music degrees in Jazz Performance and Jazz Composition. Jazz auditions are for admission to these degrees only. They cannot be used to obtain admission into any other degrees, include the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.
Accompaniment will be provided upon request for voice auditions held on the university campus. Vocalists may request an accompanist through the Butler School of Music application. Accompaniment is not required or provided for instrumental auditions or composition interviews.