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Auditions & Scholarships

The UTB Department of Music offers students superior training in music so that they have the opportunity to become highly successful professionals and artists. Students study in applied lessons, music theory classes, music history classes, and technique classes to prepare them to become music educators and performers. Students (both music majors and non-majors) may participate in ensembles such as: the Bravo Opera Company, Wind Ensemble, Guitar Orchestra, Mariachi, Jazz Band, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensembles, and many more. Music scholarships are available and the auditions enable students to qualify for them.

Music Auditions

Auditions are required for official music majors and minors as well as to play in most ensembles. Once students pass the audition, they will be eligible to begin the music core classes and participate in ensembles.

Students do not have to major or minor in music to participate in an ensemble.


To maintain the scholarship each year, music majors and minors must hold a 3.0 overall grade point average, a 3.0 in music courses, and complete 15 hours per semester. Scholarships are awarded based on ability and need. Students may be eligible for more than one ensemble scholarship. Music majors are also eligible to apply for one of the academic excellence scholarships.

Non-music majors/minors must also be enrolled as a full-time UTB student and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Auditions Requirements

Auditions are held on campus during our Audition Days in front of a faculty panel. Students are encouraged to audition with 2 or 3 pieces in contrasting styles and may be asked to sight-read. If you cannot attend one of these dates, auditions can also held by appointment. For information regarding auditions, please contact the Department of Music at least 2 weeks prior to audition date at (956) 882-8247 or

UTB Upcoming Audition Dates

Please contact:

The Department of Music at 956-882-8247 or

University Admissions

Students may apply to UTB through the Office of Admissions. Questions regarding specific music courses or applied lessons can be answered through the Department of Music (956) 882-8247.

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