Texas Tech University

Requirements

For all applicants seeking admission to the Graduate Study Program in Music, please see the Forms section of this handbook and submit all documents to the Associate Director for the School of Music.

General Requirements

  • Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). This examination is only required for students applying for the Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts degree.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all international students except those with a degree from an accredited American university.

Discipline-Specific Materials

Conducting: A list of works showing both those studied and those performed and a video recording of a recent conducting experience are required. A personal audition is also required.

Music Composition: A selection of recent scores showing composition in a variety of styles and genres is required. Please also submit recordings if available. A personal interview is recommended.

Music Education: Certification to teach public schools is desirable. A 20-minute video recording of the candidate's teaching and a personal interview with the music education faculty are required.

Musicology: A sample of written work in the field of music history (e.g. a research paper, a paper submitted for publication, a paper for presentation at a conference) is required. A personal interview is recommended.

Performance: A repertoire list showing works performed and works studied is required. An audition in person is preferred, but a recorded (audio and video) audition is acceptable. The music to be presented varies with each performance division. GRE scores are not required. Recorded material is used for screening for personal audition invitations.

Piano Pedagogy: A repertoire list showing works performed and works studied is required. An audition in person is preferred, but a recorded (audio and video) audition is acceptable. The music to be presented varies with each performance division. GRE scores are not required. Recorded material is used for screening for personal audition invitations.

Theory: A sample of written work in the field of music theory (e.g. a research paper, a paper submitted for publication, a paper for presentation at a conference) is required. A personal interview is recommended.