Graduate Admissions Procedure
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General Graduate Admission Requirements
Two applications must be completed in order to be accepted to enter the graduate study program at the UNT College of Music.
Step 1: Apply to the University of North Texas - The applicant must apply for admission to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School. Applications must be completed online at www.tsgs.unt.edu. There is a fee for this application. The applicant will receive an email from UNT which includes an EUID and pin. This process can take several weeks. Follow the instructions in that email to activate your EUID, then proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Apply to the College of Music - The applicant must apply for admission, audition, scholarship, fellowship and assistantships to the UNT College of Music - Application. To be considered for admission in the Fall semester, preference will be given to applications received by the first Monday in December. Applications received after that date will be reviewed, and auditions will be scheduled on a case by case basis depending on space availability. There is not a fee for the College of Music Application. For best results we recommend using Firefox or Safari when completing your application. Click here to view a sample application.
The on-line application will require you to submit names and email addresses of three people whom you wish to recommend you for music study at UNT. Only complete applications can be submitted.
Acceptance to the College of Music is contingent upon acceptance to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School. All applicants for College of Music graduate degree programs must have completed the course requirements for the preceding degree in the same field. The Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School will notify applicants of their acceptance to the university. The Dean of the College of Music will notify applicants of their acceptance to the College of Music.
To be considered for admission in the fall semester, preference will be given to applications received by the first Monday in December. Applications received after that date will be reviewed, and auditions will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis depending on space availability.
ALL APPLICATIONS AND AUDITIONS, BOTH LIVE OR RECORDED, MUST BE COMPLETE ON OR BEFORE MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015.
Step 3: Complete the audition - Applicants for admission to the M.M. or D.M.A. degree programs in performance must pass an admission audition before a faculty jury. Auditions are held on the dates specified on the audition form. Repertoire requirements - http://music.unt.edu/admissions/graduate-repertoire. Please refer to http://jazz.unt.edu/admission-auditions for additional jazz requirements. For scholarship consideration, for priority consideration the audition must be completed by the last on-campus audition day. Live auditions are preferred. If you are unable to audition in person, follow the directions on the College of Music application to submit electronically a high quality recorded video audition by using youtube.com, vimeo.com, or similar web service. If these websites are unavailable to you, try using www.tudou.com.
Applicants for admission to the M.M. and D.M.A. degree programs in conducting must submit the College of Music application and preliminary audition video by the first Monday in December. Qualified applicants will be invited to campus for a live audition and interview. For information regarding acceptance to the D.M.A. in conducting, see Audition Repertoire link above.
Ph.D. applicants need only complete steps 1 and 2.
Fellowships and Assistantships
The UNT College of Music application also serves as your application for fellowships and assistantships. Teaching fellowships and assistantships are awarded each spring for the following academic year to qualified applicants. Refer to the application for deadlines. Preference for fellowship and assistantship awards will be given to those who audition no later than the first Monday following the last on-campus audition day.
In order to receive full consideration for Master's and Doctoral Fellowships, you should complete the application audition process by the last on-campus audition date in February.
Teaching Assistantship and Fellowship RENEWALS must be submitted through the admissions application - http://music.unt.edu/application/student/login When selecting an audition date, select the “No Audition - TA/TF Application ONLY” option. Current students do not need to complete the entire application.
You should inform your department that you have made a TA/TF application, and check with your department to see if any other materials are necessary for your application (letters of reference, curriculum vitae, etc.). Once you have completed the required sections, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your student ID#, stating that you have applied to renew your assistantship/fellowship.
The UNT College of Music application also serves as your scholarship application. Three recommendations are required.
Announcement of awards will begin on the first Monday in April.
The National Association of Schools of Music Code of Ethics Article V. requires that the acceptance of financial aid or the signing of a declaration of intent to attend a given institution shall not be binding if signed before April 15, of the calendar year of matriculation into a program of study at the graduate level.