Audition Process

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. All non-music majors interested in a Talent Award must also audition. Please read carefully the Audition Requirements 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 Audition/Music Scholarship Application. Auditions for Fall 2016 entrance will be held on February 19 (Winds, Brass, Percussion, Piano), March 18 (Winds, Brass, Percussion, Piano), March 25 (Vocal), and April 1 (Winds, Brass, Percussion).

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. Please contact Dr. Michael Thrasher for additional program information, or consideration for a late season audition.