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

 

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Audition Dates 2016-2017

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 Diagnostic Exam Materials

As an incoming freshman, you must take the Music Theory Diagnostic Exam. This exam is designed to assess your level of mastery in the music theory area in order to place you in the appropriate course: MUS 120 (Fundamentals of Music Theory) or MUS 131 (Music Theory I). 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 diagnostic exam.


 
While students may take the diagnostic exam any time during our office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm), it is preferable that they take it on the day of their scheduled SOAR, 9:00am -9:50am at Fine Arts Room 244. Students should keep in mind that if they fail the exam, it is not recommended that they retake it, as they have to register for the appropriate theory course during the afternoon registration session. However, students may take the exam before SOAR as many times as they wish, as long as it is passed on or before the time of their scheduled SOAR. To schedule an exam outside of the SOARs, contact the Music Theory Coordinator, Dr. Amy Yeung at ayeung@utm.edu or 731-881-7408, or the Department of Music Secretary, Ms. Sherry Adam at sadams@utm.edu or 731-881-7402.


 
Students who master these concepts (as outlined in the links below) will be allowed to register for MUS 131 – Music 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.



For those students who have a substantial music theory background, please contact Dr. Amy Yeung for more information on special arrangements.

 

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 diagnostic exam. (NOTE: Students who do not pass the diagnostic 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!

 

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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