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Undergraduate Admission Requirements

You are assured admission to Texas Tech University if you are graduating from an accredited high school and present the required combinations of high school class rank and college entrance test scores indicated below. The required SAT scores for assured admission are based on the math and critical reading portions only.

Class Rank Test Scores*
ACT SAT
Top 10% No Minimum
First Quarter (excluding top 10%) 25 1140
Second Quarter 28 1230
Third Quarter 29 1270
Fourth Quarter Application Review

*ACT composite score; SAT sum of critical reading and math; writing portions of both tests are required, but not used in determining assured admission. We combine the highest SAT critical reading and math scores from multiple test dates.

Audition Requirements

In addition, students seeking degrees in music must also apply and audition for the School of Music.  The audition requirements for each area of study are listed below. In addition, every student is asked to submit a letter of reference with the application. Letters of recommendation may be submitted online with the application or mailed to the following address:

Coordinator of Admissions and Scholarships
TTU School of Music
P.O. Box 42033
Lubbock, TX 79409-2033

Applications for auditions must be received two weeks before the date of the audition.

Audition dates and instruments are listed on the Undergraduate Admission Home Page

 

Composition Applicants

In addition to auditioning on your principal instrument according to the requirements listed above, you will need to submit supporting materials in the form of musical scores.

Guitar Applicants

Prepare two contrasting solo pieces and play a 2 octave scale.

Harp Applicants

Prepare two contrasting solo pieces and play a 2-octave scale, hands together.

Keyboard Applicants

Please visit the KEYBOARD AREA UNDERGRADUATE PAGE for complete audition information.

All other keyboard applicants (Music Education, Music Theory, Composition, Bachelor of Arts in Music) should perform a minimum of two contrasting repertoire pieces, one of which must be memorized.

In addition to the repertoire, demonstration of technical proficiency through playing of scales, arpeggios, and etudes is encouraged.  Applicants may also be asked to sight read.

Theory Applicants

In addition to auditioning on your principal instrument according to the requirements listed above, you will need to submit supporting materials in the form of a paper written on a musical topic and you will need to take a theory placement exam at the time of your audition.

Voice Applicants

Prepare two selections of your choice in contrasting styles, one of which should be in a language other than English.  In addition, there will be a short sightreading exercise to sing.  You will not need to bring an accompanist.  An expert accompanist will be provided by the TTU School of Music.  The music does not need to be submitted prior to the audition.  No taped accompaniments are allowed.

String Applicants
Wind and Percussion Applicants