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Auditions FAQ: Undergraduate students

How do I apply for a music major?
You must apply BOTH to the University of Tennessee and to the School of Music via Acceptd

What are the deadlines for admission?
The priority deadline for admission to UT is November 1st. The undergraduate deadline for admission to UT is December 15. The deadline for the School of Music application is February 1.

When should I apply to the School of Music?
You should apply to the School of Music around the same time you complete your application, or between August-December. It does not matter what order you apply to the University and the School of Music. In fact, you can even complete your School of Music application before you submit your University application. You do not need to wait to be accepted to the University before filling out a School of Music application. The deadline to submit an application for the School of Music is February 1.

Who needs to audition?
All students who intend to major in music must complete an audition.

What about music minors?
Only applied music minors need to complete an audition. Please see our website for the requirements for other minors (music theory, composition, music & culture, music business).

I want to major in music and also be in the marching band. Do I need to audition twice?
No. Your audition for your music major will also count as your audition for marching band.

Will auditions be in-person this year?
As of this time, we are hoping to hold auditions in-person in February 2021, with virtual options for those uncomfortable with coming to campus. As we continue to monitor Covid-19, we may need to move to a virtual format. We will make a final call on this by December 1, 2020.

What do I need to prepare for my audition?
This varies by studio and program. Please see our repertoire lists for specific information.

Are there scholarships in the School of Music?
Yes. Scholarships are primarily offered to music majors. It is extremely rare for a music minor or a non-music major to receive a scholarship. With the exception of the marching band, we do not offer participation scholarships.

What do I need to do to get a music scholarship?
All students who audition for a music major are automatically considered for scholarships. There are no extra applications for scholarships (exception- Grace Moore). The best thing you can do is prepare the best possible audition!

How are scholarships awarded?
The biggest factor in awarding scholarships is musical talent. We also consider academics, needs of the studio, and financial need.

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