Prospective Students

228 Fine Arts

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7407

Em:

Dr. Steve Darling

Prospective Students

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If you’re interested in making music in college, UTM has a place for you! Your first decision is how active you want to be:

  • Major in music (music education, music performance, music pedagogy, or B.A. in music)
  • Minor in music
  • Play in ensembles

Next, let us know that you’re interested! Fill out this form or email Dr. Darling to introduce yourself!

 

If you’re interested in pursuing music at UTM, you should come experience music at UTM! You can explore our new music building and work with our faculty at these annual events:

  • Honor Band (January): Join us for this 350+ person event featuring four honor bands! Open to students from middle school through high school, by application.
  • Junior/Senior Day (Presidents’ Day every February): Be a music major/minor for a day! Sit in on classes, meet current students, and get answers to your questions. Open to all juniors and seniors interested in majoring or minoring in music.
  • Chamber Fest (spring): Play with a brass quintet with other outstanding high school musicians. Open by audition and invitation. Click here for more information about the UTM Chamber Fest.

Click here for more information about UTM Department of Music events.

If interested in pursuing a degree at UTM, you are eligible for a free 30:00 minute lesson in-person or virtually (via Zoom/Skype/WebEx, etc.). A free lesson offers you the opportunity to learn from Dr. Darling in preparation for upcoming auditions, honor bands, etc. Additionally, this would allow you the opportunity to ask questions regarding UTM, the Tuba-Euphonium Studio, and available scholarships.

If you've been in All-Region Band, Orchestra, or Choir & have a 22 or higher on the ACT (and major in music), you automatically get a $1500/year music scholarship. If you've been in All-State Band, Orchestra, or Choir & have 22+ on the ACT (and major in music), your music scholarship doubles to $3000/year!

 

Plus, you're eligible for additional music & academic awards on top of either award. Click here to review scholarship information and requirements for the Department of Music and UT Martin Scholarships.

  • Apply to Audition. March 1st is the deadline to audition and receive full consideration for music scholarships.
  • Contact your prospective studio professor to schedule an audition if no audition date on the online audition form fits your schedule.
  • Make sure you have taken or are scheduled to take the ACT
  • Complete and submit a UTM Admissions Application
  • Review scholarship information and requirements for the Department of Music and UT Martin Scholarships

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Euphonium

Applicants must prepare the following:

  • All major scales (1 octave)
  • Chromatic scale (1 octave)
  • One solo piece (or one movement of a multi-movement work, see suggested literature below)
  • 1 etude contrasting in style to the solo (see suggested books below)
  • Possible sight reading
  • Please contact Dr. Steve Darling (sdarlin5@utm.edu) to set up an audition and discuss meeting for a preliminary lesson

Recommended Euphonium solo literature

  • Andante and Rondo by Capuzzi
  • Beautiful Colorado by Deluca
  • Introduction and Dance by Barat, arr. Smith
  • Morceau Symphonique by Guilmant
  • Rhapsody for Euphonium by Curnow
  • Six Studies in English Folk Song by Vaughan Williams
  • Sonata for Unaccompanied Euphonium by Clinard

Recommended Euphonium etude books

  • Melodious Etudes by Bordogni/Rochut
  • Selected Studies by Voxman
  • Progressive Studies by Tyrell

 

Tuba

Applicants must prepare the following:

  • All major scales (1 octave)
  • Chromatic scale (1 octave)
  • One solo piece (or one movement of a multi-movement work, see suggested literature below)
  • 1 etude contrasting in style to the solo (see suggested books below)
  • Possible sight reading
  • Please contact Dr. Steve Darling (sdarlin5@utm.edu) to set up an audition and discuss meeting for a preliminary lesson

Recommended Tuba solo literature

  • Air and Bouree by Bach
  • Andante and Rondo by Capuzzi
  • Suite for Tuba by Haddad
  • Introduction & Dance by J.E. Barat
  • Suite by Vaclav Nelhybel
  • Sonata No. 1 in F by Marcello arr. Little
  • Emmett's Lullaby by G.E. Holmes

Recommended Tuba etude books

  • 78 Studies for Tuba by Grigoriev
  • 70 Studies for Tuba by Blazhevich
  • 60 Etudes for Tuba by Kopprasch

 


For more information on our degree offerings, auditions, scholarships, and more, please visit http://www.utm.edu/departments/music/prospectivestudents.php.

228 Fine Arts

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7407

Em:

Dr. Steve Darling