Apply and Audition

If you are interested in pursuing a music degree at Texas Woman’s University, you will need to complete an application as well as an entrance audition. You also may choose to compete for that are available to new and transferring music students each year. These are awarded based on musical excellence, as verified through a performance audition or music theory/sight singing assessment, and are supported by teacher recommendations.

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Application Requirements

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Admission

Undergraduate admission to Texas Woman’s University is based on a number of criteria including academic achievement, academic preparation and standardized test scores. An offer of admission from TWU is valid for four terms, if the applicant has not attended another institution of higher education. If students do not attend TWU within four terms, they must reapply, pay the application fee, and submit the appropriate credentials. Applicants who would like to make changes to an application should contact the Office of Admissions Processing or complete the Application Change form. For specific undergraduate admission requirements, please refer to the links below.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P. O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
e-mail: oap@twu.edu
phone: 940-TWU-3076 or 1-866-809-6130; ext. 3076

 

Admission to the B.A. in Music with Teacher Certification

Auditions

If you are interested in pursuing a music degree at Texas Woman’s University, you will need to complete an application as well as an entrance audition. You also may choose to compete for a number of scholarships that are available to new and transferring music students each year. These are awarded based on musical excellence, as verified through a performance audition or music theory/sight singing assessment, and are supported by teacher recommendations.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.
  2. Fill out the Music Entrance and Scholarship Audition Application Form and submit online.
    Please fill out the form completely before submitting. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  3. A letter of recommendation must be emailed from your current private teacher or ensemble director to musicrecruiter@twu.edu and received prior to the audition.
  4. Audition.
    • See the Music audition dates website.

    • Your total audition performance time will average 7–10 minutes in length.

      • Singers should memorize two contrasting pieces from vocal literature of the classical genre.
      • Instrumentalists should prepare two selections from the standard repertoire for your instrument. Audition may include scales and sight reading.
      • Pianists should perform pieces representing at least two different style periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century).
    • A live audition is preferred, but a high-quality DVD may be sent to Texas Woman’s University, P.O. Box 425768, Denton, TX 76204-5768 and marked “Attention: Entrance Audition” OR online links may be emailed to musicrecruiter@twu.edu. Deadline for receipt of audition video is February 20, 2019.
  5. Participate in a placement evaluation.
    • Transfer students:
      • If your performance audition time is before 3 p.m., plan to stay approximately 1 hour afterward for a music theory/sight singing assessment.
      • If your audition time is 3 p.m. or later, report for the music theory/sight singing assessment 90 minutes prior to their audition.
    • First-time in college (FTIC) students:
      • If your performance audition time is before 3 p.m., plan to stay approximately 30 minutes afterward for a music theory/sight singing assessment.
      • If your audition time is 3 p.m. or later, report for the music theory/sight singing assessment 60 minutes prior to their audition.

Teacher Certification

In addition to the general undergraduate admissions requirements, to obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program (and prior to taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching) students must have:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 (includes all courses, whether posted to TWU transcript or used on a degree plan. Excludes developmental and repeated courses);
  • Completed EDUC 2003 with a C or better;
  • Demonstrated basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Met the following Testing Requirements:
    • Have achieved the following test scores (none of which may be more than 5 years old):
      • Praxis Core: Math 150, Reading 156, Writing 162; or
      • ACT Scores (TWU Code 4224): Verbal 19 (Verbal is the average of the English, Reading, and Science sections); Math, 19, Composite 23; or
    • SAT Scores (TWU Code 6826):
      • Prior to March 5, 2016: Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070
      • After March 5, 2016: Math 530, EBRW 480; or
    • TExES Pre-admission Content Test (PACT; option available 1/1/2020).
  • Completed the Digital Literacy Pre-assessment;
  • Successfully completed a pre-admission departmental interview with an interview panel;
  • A minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought;
  • Completed department application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program;
  • Completed a Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Submitted a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee; and
  • Acknowledged and accepted admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

Please note: 

  • All accepted students must maintain the admission requirements to remain in the TWU Education Preparation Program.
  • Admission requirements are determined by Texas Education Agency policies and are subject to change without notice.
  • Students seeking Bilingual certification must meet minimum proficiency in Spanish.
  • Students seeking Deaf/Hard of Hearing certification must meet minimum proficiency in sign.

Contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services (OEPS) at copeadvising@twu.edu or (940) 898-2829 with any questions.

Admission to the B.A. in Music with a Performance Emphasis

Auditions

If you are interested in pursuing a music degree at Texas Woman’s University, you will need to complete an application as well as an entrance audition. You also may choose to compete for a number of scholarships that are available to new and transferring music students each year. These are awarded based on musical excellence, as verified through a performance audition or music theory/sight singing assessment, and are supported by teacher recommendations.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.
  2. Fill out the Music Entrance and Scholarship Audition Application Form and submit online.
    Please fill out the form completely before submitting. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  3. A letter of recommendation must be emailed from your current private teacher or ensemble director to musicrecruiter@twu.edu and received prior to the audition.
  4. Audition.
    • See the Music audition dates website.

    • Your total audition performance time will average 7–10 minutes in length.

      • Singers should memorize two contrasting pieces from vocal literature of the classical genre.
      • Instrumentalists should prepare two selections from the standard repertoire for your instrument. Audition may include scales and sight reading.
      • Pianists should perform pieces representing at least two different style periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century).
    • A live audition is preferred, but a high-quality DVD may be sent to Texas Woman’s University, P.O. Box 425768, Denton, TX 76204-5768 and marked “Attention: Entrance Audition” OR online links may be emailed to musicrecruiter@twu.edu. Deadline for receipt of audition video is February 20, 2019.
  5. Participate in a placement evaluation.
    • Transfer students:
      • If your performance audition time is before 3 p.m., plan to stay approximately 1 hour afterward for a music theory/sight singing assessment.
      • If your audition time is 3 p.m. or later, report for the music theory/sight singing assessment 90 minutes prior to their audition.
    • First-time in college (FTIC) students:
      • If your performance audition time is before 3 p.m., plan to stay approximately 30 minutes afterward for a music theory/sight singing assessment.
      • If your audition time is 3 p.m. or later, report for the music theory/sight singing assessment 60 minutes prior to their audition.

Admission to the B.A. in Music (Liberal Arts)

Auditions

If you are interested in pursuing a music degree at Texas Woman’s University, you will need to complete an application as well as an entrance audition. You also may choose to compete for a number of scholarships that are available to new and transferring music students each year. These are awarded based on musical excellence, as verified through a performance audition or music theory/sight singing assessment, and are supported by teacher recommendations.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.
  2. Fill out the Music Entrance and Scholarship Audition Application Form and submit online.
    Please fill out the form completely before submitting. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  3. A letter of recommendation must be emailed from your current private teacher or ensemble director to musicrecruiter@twu.edu and received prior to the audition.
  4. Audition.
    • See the Music audition dates website.

    • Your total audition performance time will average 7–10 minutes in length.

      • Singers should memorize two contrasting pieces from vocal literature of the classical genre.
      • Instrumentalists should prepare two selections from the standard repertoire for your instrument. Audition may include scales and sight reading.
      • Pianists should perform pieces representing at least two different style periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century).
    • A live audition is preferred, but a high-quality DVD may be sent to Texas Woman’s University, P.O. Box 425768, Denton, TX 76204-5768 and marked “Attention: Entrance Audition” OR online links may be emailed to musicrecruiter@twu.edu. Deadline for receipt of audition video is February 20, 2019.
  5. Participate in a placement evaluation.
    • Transfer students:
      • If your performance audition time is before 3 p.m., plan to stay approximately 1 hour afterward for a music theory/sight singing assessment.
      • If your audition time is 3 p.m. or later, report for the music theory/sight singing assessment 90 minutes prior to their audition.
    • First-time in college (FTIC) students:
      • If your performance audition time is before 3 p.m., plan to stay approximately 30 minutes afterward for a music theory/sight singing assessment.
      • If your audition time is 3 p.m. or later, report for the music theory/sight singing assessment 60 minutes prior to their audition.

Graduate

Admission to the TWU Graduate School

Approval for admission to the Graduate School is required of all graduate students.

Graduate School admission does not imply admission to candidacy for an advanced degree. Candidacy will be granted only after a period of successful graduate work and after compliance with the conditions and course of study established by the University and its departments, schools, and colleges have been met.

The total enrollment of graduate students is limited. All applications to the Graduate School are subject to whatever provisions may limit the enrollment of graduate students. Admission is granted for not more than one academic year. Students who do not attend the University for four or more terms, including the term of admission, must reapply. Graduate students who have been enrolled, may stop out for a maximum of two years including the last semester of enrollment. If another institution is attended during the two year timeframe, the student must reapply.

Graduate students are subject to the general rules and regulations of the University and are expected to maintain the high standard of social and academic life of the University as well as the professional standards of their chosen field of study. Thus, graduate students are subject to all rules and regulations set forth in the Student Handbook, the Graduate Catalog, and the policy statements of the Graduate School and the academic components. All graduate students of Texas Woman’s University are expected to know and adhere to high standards of personal conduct and of academic integrity and scholarship. Any falsification, misrepresentation, or misapplication of information or research; any violation of professional or ethical standards; or any violation of the rules and regulations of the University may result in dismissal.

*Admission to the M.A. in Music (Education, Pedagogy, or Performance)

Program Contact

Dr. Pamela Youngblood
940-898-2495
pyoungblood@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

No deadline, rolling admission

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate students take placement examinations in music history and music theory/aural skills at the beginning of the first year of graduate course work. Appropriate keyboard skills required of the major emphasis will be tested during the first term of enrollment.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Complete the Music Entrance and Scholarship Audition Application Form online. Fill out the form completely before submitting. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.*
  3. A letter of recommendation must be emailed from your current private teacher or ensemble director to musicrecruiter@twu.edu and received prior to the audition.*
  4. Audition on the primary instrument.*
  5. Take the Placement Exam prior to the beginning of the first semester of registration.

    *Required for Performance or Pedagogy tracks

Admission to the B.S. in Music Therapy

Auditions

If you are interested in pursuing a music degree at Texas Woman’s University, you will need to complete an application as well as an entrance audition. You also may choose to compete for a number of scholarships that are available to new and transferring music students each year. These are awarded based on musical excellence, as verified through a performance audition or music theory/sight singing assessment, and are supported by teacher recommendations.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.
  2. Fill out the Music Entrance and Scholarship Audition Application Form and submit online.
    Please fill out the form completely before submitting. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  3. A letter of recommendation must be emailed from your current private teacher or ensemble director to musicrecruiter@twu.edu and received prior to the audition.
  4. Audition.
    • See the Music audition dates website.

    • Your total audition performance time will average 7–10 minutes in length.

      • Singers should memorize two contrasting pieces from vocal literature of the classical genre.
      • Instrumentalists should prepare two selections from the standard repertoire for your instrument. Audition may include scales and sight reading.
      • Pianists should perform pieces representing at least two different style periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century).
    • A live audition is preferred, but a high-quality DVD may be sent to Texas Woman’s University, P.O. Box 425768, Denton, TX 76204-5768 and marked “Attention: Entrance Audition” OR online links may be emailed to musicrecruiter@twu.edu. Deadline for receipt of audition video is February 20, 2019.
  5. Participate in a placement evaluation.
    • Transfer students:
      • If your performance audition time is before 3 p.m., plan to stay approximately 1 hour afterward for a music theory/sight singing assessment.
      • If your audition time is 3 p.m. or later, report for the music theory/sight singing assessment 90 minutes prior to their audition.
    • First-time in college (FTIC) students:
      • If your performance audition time is before 3 p.m., plan to stay approximately 30 minutes afterward for a music theory/sight singing assessment.
      • If your audition time is 3 p.m. or later, report for the music theory/sight singing assessment 60 minutes prior to their audition.

2. Audition

Audition days for Fall 2019 admission have passed. Please email musicrecruiter@twu.edu for information regarding auditions and admission for Fall 2019.

  1. Fill out the Music Entrance and Scholarship Audition Application Form and submit online.
    Please fill out the form completely before submitting. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  2. A letter of recommendation must be emailed from your current private teacher or ensemble director to musicrecruiter@twu.edu and received prior to the audition.
  3. Audition.
    • Your total audition performance time will average 7–10 minutes in length.

      • Singers should memorize two contrasting pieces from vocal literature of the classical genre.
      • Instrumentalists should prepare two selections from the standard repertoire for your instrument. Audition may include scales and sight reading.
      • Pianists should perform pieces representing at least two different style periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century).
    • A live audition is preferred, but a high-quality DVD may be sent to Texas Woman’s University, P.O. Box 425768, Denton, TX 76204-5768 and marked “Attention: Entrance Audition” OR online links may be emailed to musicrecruiter@twu.edu. Deadline for receipt of audition video is February 20, 2019.
  4. Participate in a placement evaluation.
    • Transfer students:
      • If your performance audition time is before 3 p.m., plan to stay approximately 1 hour afterward for a music theory/sight singing assessment.
      • If your audition time is 3 p.m. or later, report for the music theory/sight singing assessment 90 minutes prior to their audition.
    • First-time in college (FTIC) students:
      • If your performance audition time is before 3 p.m., plan to stay approximately 30 minutes afterward for a music theory/sight singing assessment.
      • If your audition time is 3 p.m. or later, report for the music theory/sight singing assessment 60 minutes prior to their audition.
    • Graduate students:

If you are a graduate student interested in applying for a graduate assistantship, visit our Graduate Assistantships page to apply or learn more.

Questions?

For additional information about our application, audition or placement process, contact our office at musicrecruiter@twu.edu or at 940-898-2514.

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