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If you have any questions, please contact us at (731) 881-7402.

 

Audition Requirements and Suggested Repertoire:

 

Audition Dates 2015-2016

Those who are unable to attend the scheduled auditions may contact Sherry Adams at (731) 881-7402 or via email at sadams@utm.edu to inquire about an audition by appointment.

 

Audition Process

Applicants wishing to audition for the Department of Music should contact Sherry Adams at (731) 881-7402 or via email at sadams@utm.edu. Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Instrument/Voice Type
  • Complete Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • High School Name
  • Year in School
  • ACT Score
  • Grade Point Average
  • UTM Application Status

 

Application Process

The first step to becoming a student in the Department of Music is to apply for admission to UT Martin. You can learn more about this process by visiting the website of the UT Martin Office of Admissions. The deadline for admission to the university is three weeks before the first day of the semester.

 

Once this information has been submitted, applicants will be scheduled for an audition. Please be aware that audition days fill up quickly. Early submission of your materials is STRONGLY encouraged.

 

 

Music Theory Entrance Exam Materials

As an incoming freshman, you can elect to take the Music Theory Entrance Exam. This exam is meant to assess your level of mastery in the music theory area. You are not required to take the entrance exam and may elect to take MUS 120 (remedial theory) instead. If you would like to enroll in MUS 131 (the first course in the theory sequence) during your first semester, you must take and pass the entrance exam.


 
While students may take the entrance exam any time during the audition season (between the months of January and March), it is preferable that they take their entrance exam on the day of their audition, and is mandatory that they pass the exam no later than ONE week before their SOAR is scheduled. In the event that a student could not pass the exam, they can request to take it as many times as they wish, as long as it is passed one week before their SOAR is scheduled.



You must contact the Music Theory Coordinator, Dr. Amy Yeung , to schedule an entrance exam ahead of time.


 
Students who master these concepts (as shown on the links below) will be allowed to register for MUS 131 - Theory I. Students who do not master these concepts will register for MUS 120 - Fundamentals of Music Theory. Note that MUS 120 does not count towards a degree in music. Students who take MUS 120 must receive a grade of 80% or better in that course in order to proceed to MUS 131.

 

MATERIALS FOR PREPARATION:

The text for MUS 120 is Principles of Music by Philip Lambert (Oxford University Press: ISBN 978-0-19-997556-3). This text may be used to prepare for the theory entrance exam. (NOTE: Students who do not pass the entrance exam will be able to use their copy of the text in the MUS 120 course.)

 

The following website may also be helpful: musictheory.net

 

Happy studying and please feel free to contact us if we can help you with your preparation!

 

Request Information

UT Martin works diligently to help fund your university experience regardless of major. Assistance is available in a variety of forms. For information regarding available scholarships and financial aid, see the information below.

Music Major Scholarships

Chancellor's Music Award, $3000 per year

Eligibility: Minimum ACT score of 22 and a 2.75 GPA; All-State Choir/Band/Orchestra; satisfactory audition.

 

Honor Music Award, $1500 per year

Eligibility: Minimum ACT score of 22 and a 2.75 GPA; All Region Choir/Band/Orchestra; satisfactory audition.

 

Music Scholarship, Up to $1200 per year

Eligibility: Admission to UT Martin and satisfactory audition for Department of Music.

 

Special Music Scholarships

Founder's, Harriet Fulton, and McConnell Awards

Eligibility: Admission to UT Martin and satisfactory audition for Department of Music.

Music Service Awards

Music scholarships are available to all students for participation in bands and choirs, piano accompaniment, or other services needed in the department. Please contact Julie Hill for more information.

 

For participation in bands and choirs, piano accompaniment, or other services needed in the department. Contact Julie Hill for more information.

UT Martin Financial Aid and Scholarships