How to Apply

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Step 1. Apply for Admission to UT Martin.


Apply to UTM


Step 2. Register to Audition / Register for Test Flight.

All music major and minor applicants must perform an audition for acceptance into the Department of Music. Please see specific audition requirements and suggested repertoire for your voice/instrument by clicking the orange button below.


Register to Audition
Audition Requirements
Music Scholarships



Test Flight

UT Martin Music Test Flight – February 21


Applications are due by February 14


Test Flight is a unique event for high school students to experience what it is like to be a music major or minor at the University of Tennessee at Martin.


Attendees will hear performances, meet our world-class faculty, interact with current UTM Music students, and take a campus tour.


Seniors must sing or play an audition for acceptance into the Department of Music.

Register for a Test Flight Event


Register for a Test Flight Event




On-Campus Test Flight, Feb 21:


All students attending an On Campus Test Flight event will attend the following during their visit:

  • Registration
  • Department of Music Welcome and Tour of Fine Arts
  • Concert from current UTM Students/Faculty
  • Q&A with music faculty and students
  • Free Lunch
  • UT Martin Admissions Campus Tour and Information Session
  • Auditions (for seniors only)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where I can learn more about the application, audition, and admission decision process for the Department of Music?

A: Please visit for more information.


Q: Can I attend Test Flight if I am not a senior?

A: Absolutely! Freshman through seniors are welcome to attend.


Q: Can my parents or family members attend Test Flight?

A: Yes, we encourage parents to attend Test Flight. Parent informational sessions will be offered as well.


Q: Is lunch provided?

A: Yes, lunch will be provided for participating students and their families. When you register, please indicate how many guests will be joining you when prompted.


Q: When does Test Flight end?

A: All on campus test flight events will be from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. However, if you are not auditioning for the Department of Music during your visit, you will be dismissed after the 12:00 p.m. campus tour.


Seniors will be assigned an audition and/or music education interview time between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.



Step 3. Audition and scholarship results timeline:

Due to Covid safety precautions, we strongly reccomend that you schedule a one-on-one audition with applied faculty members, either in person or virtually. We are, however, still offering four Test Flight dates, three on campus and one virtual, if you prefer to wait and audition while also learning more about UTM Music during a Test Flight event.

  • Step 1 - Set up an individual audition or audition at a Test Flight event date
  • Step 2 - Audition results will be communicated by applied faculty member post-audition
  • Step 3 - Electronic scholarship offers will be emailed
  • Step 4 - May 1 is the last day e-signed acceptance letters/scholarship offers may be submitted

*Auditions and scholarship offers are ongoing, though priority is given to those who audition earliest.


Step 4. Take the Music Theory Diagnostic.

Incoming students will take a music theory diagnostic at a summer SOAR orientation. Click here for preparation information.


UTM Music requires students who do not pass the Music Theory Diagnostic to take a Fundamentals in Theory course. This course is offered online during the Summer or in person during the Fall. There is no music scholarship available to take the Summer online section, and federal loans can only be taken out if you are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours. If you opt to take this course online prior to your first semester, you will need to fill out the FAFSA for the year prior to your incoming fall semester at least 2 weeks before the class begins. Please contact Financial Aid for additional questions about funding for this course at 731-881-7040.