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Undergraduate Admission & Audition Information

Undergraduate Admission Information

  • Admission to the School of Music is contingent on admission to the University via the ApplyTexas application. Select pre-Music or pre-SRT on the ApplyTexas Application as the desired degree plan.
  • In addition to meeting University admission criteria, students intending to major in music must audition on their principal instrument or voice part. Auditions are held periodically throughout the year.
  • Any prospective music student who is unable to audition in person due to geographic distance from Texas State (out-of-state or out-of-country may submit an video recording of the required repertoire for their instrument or voice, representative of their performing abilities (see below) on the media tab of the SlideRoom application.
  • Admission will be based upon the audition and the available space in each studio. A successful audition does not automatically ensure acceptance to the University or the School of Music.
  • Prospective music majors will not be permitted to enroll in applied music and other music majors classes until acceptance is granted via a performance audition.

Audition Requirements by Performance Area


Classical Based Degree Plans (including SRT)

  • Must sing/play the required audition materials (see below) for a faculty committee based on their vocal part/instrumental area
    • Vocalists and Woodwinds (classical) must submit a pre-screen video online one month prior to the audition date selected. A response on whether or not an in-person audition has been approved will be sent through SlideRoom 2 weeks before the audition date selected.
    • Students interested in SRT must submit a pre-screen video requirement online by the date indicated on the SRT website to be considered for an audition.
  • Potential SRT students must complete an interview with a member of the SRT faculty either before or after their audition occurs.


Jazz Based BM-Performance Degree Plan Only

  • Must play the required audition materials (see below) for the jazz faculty committee. No classical audition aspect is required.
  • Electric bass students may audition/be accepted on this instrument. However, once at Texas State, you will be required to transition to Upright Bass.


Mariachi Based BM-Music Studies, Choral Concentration Degree Plan Only

  • Must sing and play the required audition materials (see Vocalist - Freshmen - Mariachi below) for the Latin Music Studies faculty committee


If you have specific repertoire questions that are not answered by the information below, we encourage you to contact the/one of the applied lesson faculty members for your instrument/voice part. 

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