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Admissions and Auditions

UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

The School of Performing Arts welcomes applicants for study as music majors and minors. All incoming students, whether freshman or transfer students must apply separately for admission to UT Tyler.


All new music majors and minors, whether incoming freshmen or transfer students must audition for entrance into their respective field of music study. Please read carefully the Audition Requirements document below which describes the audition process and required repertoire for various levels of music study:

To apply for major or minor studies in the School and schedule an entrance and/or music scholarship audition, please complete our online application form. Auditions for Fall 2015 entrance will be held on February 6, March 20, and April 3, 2015. Prospective students are also able to make individual audition appointments on other days by contacting the music office at 903-566-7450 or

Transfer Students

All transfer students must also complete proficiency examinations in music theory, aural skills, and piano proficiency.

We welcome all prospective students to audition and learn about our program.  Contact Dr. Michael Thrasher if additional program information is needed.