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 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. Application Requirements

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution. 

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
oap@twu.edu
940-898-3076 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

When you apply to the TWU Graduate School, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores if required. All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, most graduate programs have additional admission requirements that must be completed. These requirements can be found on each graduate program website. After acceptance, you will need to begin your program within one year, unless a deferral has been approved by the program.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

*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.

2019-2020 Music Entrance and Scholarship Auditions

  • November 9, 2019 (Spring 2020 admission only)
  • January 25, 2020
  • February 8, 2020
  • February 29, 2020
  • April 18, 2020 (Entrance Only)
  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. The 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 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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