Students wishing to pursue the BA in Fine Arts degree with a concentration in music must show proficiency on one or both of the following:
To be admitted to the music program, students must meet the following requirements:
- Successful admission to the University of Tennessee Southern
- A completed Audition Request form
- A letter of recommendation from your music instructor, submitted to the Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or submitted through the Audition Request Form
- A completed audition on your primary instrument for the music faculty (see instrument-specific requirements below)
- A completed Music Theory Placement exam (the result of the placement exam has no bearing on admission to the degree program)
- Permission of the music faculty
On-campus auditions will take place during our Spring “Southern Saturday” preview events:
- Saturday, February 4
- Saturday, April 1
If you are unable to attend either of the scheduled audition days, contact the Program Coordinator (email@example.com) to request an alternate date.
- Applicants for Fall 2023 admission may submit a video audition in lieu of an on-campus audition.
- Should UT Southern need to cancel on-campus auditions, all applicants will be asked to submit a video audition.
- Two contrasting songs or arias (one in English, one in a foreign language)
- Audition repertoire should be pieces that best represent the singer’s current level of vocal development
- Languages to select are English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, or Latin
- All audition repertoire is to be sung from memory with piano accompaniment
- Recorded accompaniments are permitted for video auditions only. On-campus auditions require a pianist
- Voice auditions must be presented with piano accompaniment. You may bring your own accompanist for your on-campus audition, or you may perform with a university-provided pianist
- Scales and Arpeggios (major and minor, two octaves, in 5 keys of your choice
- Two contrasting solos from the standard piano repertoire (examples include J.S. Bach Sinfonias and Prelude and Fugues, movements of sonatas by W.A. Mozart and L. Beethoven, preludes and etudes by F. Chopin, or 20th/21stC works of equivalent difficulty)
- Pieces must be memorized