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APPLY AND AUDITION FOR THE MOORES SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Admissions Requirements

In addition to meeting all requirements for admission to the University of Houston, all students seeking acceptance as music majors must apply separately to the Moores School and must pass an audition on their principal instrument or voice.

  • Current UH Students

    Prospective Freshmen: In addition to meeting all requirements for admission to the University of Houston, all students seeking acceptance as music majors must apply separately to the Moores School of Music and must pass an audition on their principal instrument or voice while meeting a minimum freshman level of performance. In addition, they must take an examination for placement in music theory.

    Current UH students: Must have a 2.0 minimum cumulative grade point average and successfully audition in order to declare a major in music. Current UH students seeking to change their major to music need not complete a repeat application for admission to the university.

    Newly-Admitted Music Majors: Theory Diagnostic Exam (required for all incoming music majors)

  • Transfer Students

    Transfer students must have a 2.50 minimum cumulative GPA in all music courses attempted. Courses within the Texas "Field of Study Curriculum for Music" will transfer if minimum grade point and proficiency requirements are met.

    • Composition transfer students must have a 3.25 GPA in all previous music theory, aural skills and composition courses.
    • Music Theory transfer students must have a 3.0 GPA in all freshman and sophomore level theory and aural skills courses.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the University by completing the University of Houston application. Current UH students trying change majors do not need to reapply for admission to the University.
  2. Apply for admission to the Moores School of Music by completing the Moores School of Music Application. The admissions coordinator will send you a confirmation when she receives your application. You will automatically be considered for Moores School Scholarships as part of your application. The application will require you to upload the following required supplemental materials:
    1. 250-word statement of purpose (including educational and career goals)
    2. Music résumé (all experience in music: years of private instruction, ensemble experience, solo performances, awards, etc.)
    3. At least one letter of recommendation from a music professional. During the online application, applicants are asked for the name & email address of their recommending person(s).
    4. Composition students must submit a composition portfolio (if available) as an upload into the online application. In the event that a portfolio is too large to upload, submission by mail is acceptable.
  3. Audition on your principal instrument or voice. All auditions will be uploaded video recordings, please see https://app.getacceptd.com/houstonmusic for information and deadlines. Read about the undergraduate audition requirements to find information specific to your chosen instrument.