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Undergraduate Auditions

All students wishing to pursue a music major at the Moores School of Music must audition on a primary instrument or voice. To schedule an audition, all students must complete the Moores School of Music online application in addition to the University of Houston’s general admission application, and must upload all required supplemental materials by the deadline listed for the audition date they are requesting (generally four weeks before the audition date).

Prospective students should expect to spend most of the audition day at the Moores School of Music to audition, attend a mandatory undergraduate information session, optional building tour and take the theory and aural skills diagnostic exam.

VOICE APPLICANTS : A pre-screening video recording is required and will be used to evaluate whether a student will be invited to attend a live audition. Recordings and applications for voice students are subject to earlier application deadlines. Please see the "Undergraduate Audition Requirements" document below for more details.

STRING APPLICANTS: Beginning Fall 2021, a pre-screening video recording is required and will be used to evaluate whether a student will be invited to attend a live audition. Please upload 10 minutes of your best work to be considered for a live audition.

Undergraduate Audition Requirements

Spring 2020 Audition Date

  • November 2, 2019

Fall 2020 Audition Dates

  • Auditions for Priority Application for UH Scholarships
    • Saturday, January 25th 
    • Monday, February 17th (President's Day)
    • Saturday, February 29th
    • Sunday, March 1st
  • Regular Auditions
    • Saturday, January 25th
    • Monday, February 17th (President's Day)
  • Final Auditions
    • Saturday, February 29th
    • Sunday, March 1st
See Undergraduate Music Admissions for more information about dates and deadlines.

Graduate Auditions

To be considered for a live audition, students must complete both the University of Houston general application for graduate admission, as well as the Moores School of Music supplemental application (including the submission of all required documents, video recordings, and test scores), by the deadline for priority consideration.  Students who submit the necessary materials on time, meet the academic qualifications, and pass a preliminary review and pre-screening will receive an invitation to attend one of the live auditions listed below.  The entrance audition is also used as the audition for scholarship for an incoming student.  All auditioning students should clear the full day of auditions as all will take a placement exam in Music Theory and attend an information session.  Also, there are available school tours.  Graduate applicants are encouraged to participate in the earliest possible audition date that fits their calendar.

Graduate Audition Requirements

Spring 2021 Audition Date:
All Auditions should be Recorded Submissions via Acceptd.

Fall 2021 Audition Dates:
Given the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the Moores School of Music will hold auditions for the 2021-22 academic year virtually. Applicants may also submit a Recorded Audition. Additional details will be provided once applications are submitted and reviewed.

Saturday, February 6th
Saturday, March 6th
Sunday, March 7th

*Please note that graduate auditions in choral, orchestral, and wind conducting divisions are scheduled by appointment on alternate dates.  See Graduate Music Admission for more information about dates and deadlines.