Butler School of Music
Undergraduate Auditions

Local Auditions

    Recorded Audition Deadline

    • Tuesday, December 01, 2015
      Prescreening submissions and recorded auditions for fall 2016 entry must be uploaded and submitted with the Butler School of Music application by this date.

    All prospective music majors must audition
    regardless of their choice of degree plan (including those applying to composition).

    All applicants must apply to the Office of Admissions and the Butler School of Music before an audition can be scheduled, or a prescreening or recorded audition can be reviewed. Clarinet, classical guitar, flute, jazz guitar, piano (non-jazz), viola, violin and voice applicants must submit a prescreening recording by December 1, through the Butler School of Music application. Applicants will be notified of their results by email in mid-December. Those who pass the prescreening process will be invited to a live, on-campus, audition.

    Visit the appropriate web page for detailed instructions and deadlines:

    Freshman | External Transfer | Internal Transfer | International

    Within five business days of submitting your Butler School of Music application you will receive an email confirming that it has been received. The confirmation email will confirm your requested audition date, confirm the Butler School's intent to review your prescreening submission or request additional steps before confirmation of an audition date or review of a prescreening (ex: submission of ApplyTexas application).

    Please do NOT make travel plans until you have received an audition confirmation email. We do our best to place applicants on their requested audition date. We do not guarantee a slot on your requested audition date if you wait until the last minute to submit your applications and audition request.

    While live auditions are highly preferred, audition by recording is available in most areas. Repertoire is the same as for live auditions.

    Flute applicants must audition in person, regardless of residency. Clarinet, string and voice applicants must perform an in-person audition unless they currently reside outside of the continental United States. Applicants in these areas who live outside of the continental U.S. may submit a video audition through the Butler School of Music application form. Audio-only auditions are not accepted.

    Applicants in areas other than clarinet, flute, string and voice may submit a video audition through the Butler School of Music application in lieu of a live audition, regardless of residency.

    No requests for review of recorded auditions will be accepted after the deadlines.

    Audition requirements do not change based on your intended field of study or incoming status. Freshman and transfer applicants are required to audition with the same repertoire whether they are applying for admission to a Bachelor of Music degree or Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.

    Jazz auditions are required for admission to the Bachelor of Music degrees in Jazz Performance and Jazz Composition. Jazz auditions are for admission to these degrees only. They cannot be used to obtain admission into any other degrees, include the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.

    Accompaniment will be provided upon request for voice auditions held on the university campus. Vocalists may request an accompanist through the Butler School of Music application. Accompaniment is not required, provided or recommended for instrumental auditions.

    Please click an instrument below to view audition requirements in PDF format:

    (prescreening required)
    Classical Guitar (prescreening required)
    Double Bass

    Flute (prescreening required)
    French Horn
    (prescreening required)

    Viola (prescreening required)
    Violin (prescreening required)
    Voice (prescreening required)

    Jazz Performance or Jazz Composition Applicants ONLY
    Jazz Double Bass
    Jazz Drums
    Jazz Guitar
    (prescreening required)
    Jazz Piano
    Jazz Saxophone
    Jazz Trombone
    Jazz Trumpet

    Degree-Specific Requirements
    Composition/Jazz Composition Portfolio