Audition Process

UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

The School of Performing Arts welcomes applicants for study as music majors and minors, as well as elective students of all majors in our performing ensembles.

New UT Tyler Students

It is required that all incoming students, including transfer students, must first apply separately for admission to UT Tyler prior to auditioning for the music department.

Music Majors and Minors

Students who desire to pursue a music major or minor must audition in their specific area of music study. Please read our Audition Requirements which describe the audition process and repertoire for various levels of music study, then complete our short, online Audition Registration Form. You will automatically be considered for a Music Talent Award as part of your audition. UT Tyler also offers additional academic scholarships for degree seeking students for which you may be eligible.

Non-Majors

Non-music majors are also invited to audition for our ensembles and to be considered for Music Talent Awards. To do so, please read our Audition Requirements, then complete our short, online Audition Registration Form. UT Tyler also offers additional academic scholarships for degree seeking students for which you may be eligible.

Patriot Drumline

Please review the following audition information if you are interested in joining the Patriot Drumline.

2021 Audition Dates

We are pleased to announce 2021-2022 auditions for music majors, music minors, and ensembles. Students may audition in-person at the School of Performing Arts, or by submitting a video recording. After completing our Audition Registration Form, you will be contacted regarding your audition time or the recording requirements of your specific area. As Talent Award applications are considered on a rolling basis, early auditions are recommended for best consideration.

  • Vocal Auditions
    • February 19, in-person, Talent Award priority
    • March 19, in-person
    • Recorded audition, Talent Award priority by February 19
  • Instrumental Auditions
    • February 5, Zoom virtual
    • February 20, Zoom virtual
    • March 20, Zoom virtual
    • March 26, Zoom virtual
    • April 1, audition recording deadline

We welcome all prospective students to audition and learn about our program.