School of Music Auditions-Undergraduate
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Audition Day Information
- 8:30am: Check-in Begins
- If your first activity (audition and/or interview) is in the late morning or afternoon, you do not need to arrive at 8:30am, however, you must arrive at least 15-minutes prior to your first activity (audition and/or interview time).
- 8:45am: Campus tours begin and will be offered every 30 - 45-minutes throughout the audition day led by one of our School of Music Ambassadors. All tours include a walk through of the Performing Arts Center and Recital Hall.
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- 9:00am: Auditions and SRT Interviews begin
- 9:30am: Optional parent/guardian question and answer session Option #1 with the School of Music Interim Director and the Recruitment Coordinator.
- 1:00pm: Optional parent/guardian question and answer session Option #2 with the School of Music Interim Director and the Recruitment Coordinator (Spring audition dates only).
Once you complete your performance audition for the faculty on your primary instrument/voice part and your SRT interview (if applicable) for studio/degree plan acceptance consideration, you are free to leave.
Instrumentalists: An aural diagnostic assessment of musicianship skills may be performed during your audition time. Most of the below aural diagnostic activities require singing. If you are not a singer, you may want to practice these activities prior to your audition.
- Be prepared to demonstrate your ability to:
- Match pitch - We play a pitch at the piano, and you sing the same pitch anywhere in your singing range.
- Compare two pitches played on the piano - Is the second pitch higher, lower, or the same as the first?
- Sing a major scale (in any key)
- Echo-sing a short tune
- Sing “Happy Birthday”
- Sight-sing a melody
- Echo-clap rhythmic patterns
- Sight-read a rhythm in 4/4 and in 6/8
Vocalists: Vocalization exercises may be performed to determine your range, flexibility, etc. during your audition time.
What to expect after your Audition
- Acceptance to the School of Music is contingent upon admission to the University. We highly recommend that you submit your TXST ApplyTexas application prior to submitting your School of Music audition request and auditioning.
- Results are sent to you as a PDF attachment via your Acceptd messages within two to three weeks of your audition with one of three results: accepted, not accepted, or pending. Be sure to turn on your notifications in Acceptd to receive alerts when messages are sent. Your messages are sent to the email that you used to create your Acceptd account which could be different than the email address you used to submit your TXST School of Music application.
- If you receive a pending letter, you are on a waiting list until a more definite decision can be made. An updated result letter will be sent to you when your status has been finalized to either accepted or not accepted. At the latest, you can expect to receive an update by the beginning of May.
- If you are accepted, we ask that you return your written acceptance of our offer as soon as possible. Your written acceptance is not binding with the TXST School of Music until May 1st. If a written acceptance is not received by then, we will assume that you will not be attending TXST and offer your space to a waitlist student on your instrument/voice part.
- If you are in an area with multiple instructors (trumpet, trombone, percussion, keyboard, voice), you will be asked to indicate your top 2 applied lesson faculty choices and provide a written description of any/all communication and/or interaction (phone, email, or in person) you have had with that instructor. Indicating a professor as your top choice does not guarantee you a spot in their studio, but we will take your request into consideration when making studio decisions.
- Music scholarship offers will be sent via the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS) as soon as an offer has been approved. All initial School of Music scholarship offers will be sent to students by the end of March.
- If you receive a music scholarship offer and wish to accept it, you must do so in BOSS. Music scholarship offers from TXST are not binding until May 1st.
- If you accept a music scholarship offer from another institution prior to May 1st and want to accept a music scholarship offer from TXST instead, you must notify the original institution prior to May 1st otherwise the TXST offer is void.
- During your summer orientation, you will meet with an Undergraduate Advisor with music coursework knowledge to finalize your fall class schedule and register for classes.
Recruitment Coordinator Contact Information