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University of Texas – Austin – M.M. in Performance - Clarinet
  1. Program description


The programs of study for woodwind majors are designed to develop skilled performers who are familiar with the standard solo, ensemble and orchestral literature for their instruments. The woodwind faculty bring to their studios the background and experience garnered through many years as professional performing and recording artists. These experiences span a wide spectrum of idioms including major symphony orchestras, solo appearances, chamber ensembles, nationally recognized jazz ensembles and all areas of the studio recording field. Students, whether music majors or non-majors, are offered performing experiences in all major ensembles of the Butler School of Music and in instrumental ensembles unique to their instruments. For more studio-specific information, please visit the individual studio websites:

  • Clarinet

  • Flute

  • Bassoon

  • Saxophone

  • Oboe

http://music.utexas.edu/perform-and-study/division-ensemble/woodwinds

The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Music, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Musical Arts. An Artist Diploma is also available.



http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions

http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions/graduate-degrees

  1. Deadline


Performance: Application Deadline: Dec. 1

The Butler School is not accepting A.D. Flute or D.M.A. Flute applications for fall 2016 entry. M.M. Flute applications are accepted.



http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions

http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions/graduate-application-instructions/performance

Butler School of Music graduate programs accept applications only for the fall semester. Spring and summer applications are not accepted.



http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions/graduate-application-instructions

  1. Admission requirement


GRE

Performance applicants are not required to submit a GRE score.



http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions/graduate-application-instructions/performance

The GRE General Test is required for applicants to Ethnomusicology, Music & Human Learning, Music Theory and Musicology. Chamber Music, Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Jazz, Opera Coaching and Opera Directing applicants are not required to submit a GRE score. GRE scores must be received by the GIAC by December 1. Test scores more than five years old will not be accepted. Only test scores sent directly from the testing agency are considered official. The ETS code for The University of Texas at Austin is 6882. Test scores sent to this code are made available to all graduate departments. There is no separate or additional department code for the Butler School of Music.

There is no minimum required total score but it is recommended that the combined score be above 300 (or 1000 in the old scoring system), however, international applicants must score higher than 140 (or 400 in the old scoring system) on the verbal portion of the exam.

TOEFL or IELTS

International students whose native language is not English must submit scores on the TOEF) or the IELTS. TOEFL scores must be sent by The ETS to The University of Texas at Austin.

A score of 550 (paper test), 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) on the TOEFL or an overall band of 6.5 on the IELTS is the recommended minimum acceptable for admission to The University of Texas at Austin. Students with low test scores are still eligible for admission but may be required by the International Student and Scholar Services Office to take additional coursework in English speaking and writing once enrolled. Learn more about English as Second Language (ESL) services through the International Office.

TOEFL or IELTS Waiver Information

International applicants with a bachelor's degree from a United States institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country will receive a waiver of the TOEFL or IELTS. The University of Texas at Austin will not waive the requirement for the TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who earn only a master's degree from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country.

Applicants from the following countries do not need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, U.S. Pacific Trust.

http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions/graduate-application-instructions

Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a comparable degree from a foreign academic institution. The Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) will determine eligibility for admission in consultation with prospective graduate programs.



3.0 GPA upper-division

A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or comparable grade point average in upper-division work (junior- and senior-level courses) and in any graduate work already completed. 



If you feel that your grade point averages or test scores are not valid indicators of your ability, please wait till you have submitted your application and upload a miscellaneous document explaining your concerns.

http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/requirements.html

  1. Process & Mailing Address


  1. Applicants to all programs must follow the Graduate School instructions to submit:

  1. Follow the Graduate School instructions to submit the ApplyTexas application, application fee and transcripts.

  • Performance applicants are not required to submit a GRE score. International applicants should review the Graduate School instructions to determine if they are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

  • It is NOT necessary for you to wait until you have received your official test scores before submitting your application. Your official test scores will be sent electronically to UT Austin (if you have designated UT Austin as a score recipient) and will be matched to your application and other documents when they are received.

  1. Pay your application fee: $65 for U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens; $90 for international applicants.

  • You can pay your ApplyTexas application fee by Visa or MasterCard when you fill out your online application. Or, after you submit your application and it loads on our system, you can pay your application fee through UT Direct "What I Owe" with MasterCard, Discover, or E-Check.

  1. An official report from ETS of the required TOEFL or IELTS Examination for non-native English speakers.

  • The ETS code for the University of Texas at Austin is 6882. Test scores sent to this code are made available to all graduate departments. 

  • There is no institutional code for the IELTS examination. Test takers should provide the following address to have their official score sent to UT Austin: Graduate and International Admissions Center, The University of Texas at Austin, P.O. Box 7608, Austin, Texas 78713-7608

  1. Submit transcripts to GIAC

  • You must provide one copy of the official academic transcript from every senior college you have attended. Unless you are applying for the master's program in professional accounting or nursing, transcripts from junior and/or community colleges are not required. 

  • Even if courses taken at one institution are recorded on another college's transcript, transcripts must be submitted from the institution at which the courses were taken. Failure to list all colleges on the application and provide those transcripts will be considered an intentional omission and may lead to the cancellation of your application for admission or withdrawal of your offer of admission. Transcripts from US colleges or universities must have been produced by the sending institution within the past calendar year.

  • Your transcripts will be evaluated by the Graduate and International Admissions Center. We do not accept evaluations from outside agencies.

  • There are two methods for submitting your transcript(s):

  1. If your college or university is on the Texas Electronic Transcript Network (SPEEDE), you can have your transcript(s) sent electronically. Check with the registrar of your institution to find out if transcripts can be sent via the SPEEDE server. We cannot accept electronic transcripts sent by registrars or third-party entities in any other format, i.e., by mail or by links to secure web sites.

  2. Create and upload a PDF of the official paper transcript issued to you by the registrar at your institution. If the transcript is issued to you in a sealed envelope, it is acceptable for you to open it for the purpose of uploading.

  • After you have submitted your application you will receive an email that contains a link to the Status Check Web site where you will be able to upload your transcript. The uploaded transcript(s) is considered to be unofficial but will be used to process your application for admission. Please do not mail official transcripts or paper copies of your transcripts before you are offered admission. Sending paper copies of documents you have uploaded will significantly delay the processing of your application. 

  • Please do not upload your college or university syllabi with your transcript(s) or mark sheets.

  • Before uploading a transcript you must read these instructions.

  • NOTE: If you are offered admission, you will be required to submit official transcripts BEFORE you will be allowed to enroll. Official transcripts are those that bear the facsimile signature of the registrar and seal of the issuing institution. The official transcript will be compared to the document you uploaded. Any alterations or omission of information on the transcripts submitted to The University of Texas at Austin could be grounds for cancellation of your application and/or the withdrawal of the offer of admission.

  1. Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music Requirements

  1. Submit the following documents through the Butler School of Music application.

  2. $15.00 Application Fee

  3. Statement of Purpose

  4. Letters of Recommendation

  • Three recommendation letters, written in the last 12 months, pertaining to your potential for graduate study in music are required. Provide contact information for your three chosen references in your Butler School of Music application. Notification emails will be sent to your references after you submit the application. Any delay in submitting your application will delay the notifications to your references.

  1. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

  2. Repertoire List

  3. Upload Headshot (Optional)

  4. Prescreening

  • Bassoon, clarinet, flute, French horn, guitar, opera, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, viola, violin and voice applicants must submit a video prescreening recording to be considered for a live, on-campus audition. Current University of Texas at Austin students applying for a further degree and graduate students who are reapplying to end an official leave of absence are exempt from the prescreening requirement. Prescreening results are released in mid-December.

  1. Select an Audition Date

  • All graduate performance applicants must perform and pass a live, on-campus audition to pursue a degree in music. Applicants in prescreening areas will receive results in mid-December, and those with positive results will be invited to audition on campus. 

Helpful Hints for a Smooth Application Process

  • Include your UT EID and full name on any document you submit to the Graduate School or the Butler School of Music.

  • Use MyStatus to track the receipt of credentials sent to the Graduate and International Admissions Center. You will need your UT EID and password to access this service. You will not be able to check the status of your admission file prior to submitting the ApplyTexas online application and receiving the acknowledgement email with your UT EID and temporary password. Check your application status regularly.

  • Add "mga@mail.music.utexas.edu(link sends e-mail)" to your safe senders list.

Contact Information:

GIAC

Butler School of Music

Graduate and International Admissions Center

The University of Texas at Austin

Walter Webb Hall

405 W. 25th Street

Austin, TX 78705 USA

Phone: (512) 475-7391



If you have questions regarding the admissions process, please feel welcome to contact Daniel Seriff (link sends e-mail), Butler School of Music Graduate Admissions Coordinator. 

http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions/graduate-application-instructions/performance

http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions/graduate-application-instructions

http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/howtous.html

http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/test_scores.html

http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/status.html

  1. SOP/ESSAY/WRITING SAMPLE


Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose is a 500-word essay outlining your objectives for graduate study, career plans and reasons for applying to our program.



Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

All applicants for graduate degree programs must submit a résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) providing complete information concerning musical training, experience, awards, honors, publications and performances.



Repertoire List

The repertoire list should include solo works performed in a recital, jury or studio class (including concertos and other large ensemble works featuring prominent solo passages), chamber works and a representative selection of large ensemble repertoire, as appropriate.



http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions/graduate-application-instructions/performance

  1. Pre-Screening/Audition/interview


Prescreening

Bassoon, clarinet, flute, French horn, guitar, opera, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, viola, violin and voice applicants must submit a video prescreening recording to be considered for a live, on-campus audition. Current University of Texas at Austin students applying for a further degree and graduate students who are reapplying to end an official leave of absence are exempt from the prescreening requirement. Prescreening results are released in mid-December.



Select an Audition Date

All graduate performance applicants must perform and pass a live, on-campus audition to pursue a degree in music. Applicants in prescreening areas will receive results in mid-December, and those with positive results will be invited to audition on campus

http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions/graduate-application-instructions/performance

On-Campus Auditions

  • Saturday, January 23, 2016: bassoon, cello (all studios), clarinet, euphonium, harp, horn, oboe, opera coaching, percussion, piano (all studios), saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin (all studios), voice (except Wiley)

  • Friday, January 29, 2016: oboe only

  • Saturday, January 30, 2016: bassoon, cello (Gindele), clarinet, double bass, euphonium, guitar, horn, jazz, oboe, opera coaching, organ, percussion, piano (Allen & Renner), trombone, tuba, viola, violin (all studios), voice

  • Thursday, February 4, 2016: flute only

  • Friday, February 5, 2016: cello (Tsang), double bass, guitar, saxophone

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016: bassoon, cello (Tsang), clarinet, double bass, euphonium, flute, guitar, harp, horn, jazz, percussion, piano (all studios), saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin (Lewis & Yamamoto), voice

  • Saturday, February 20, 2016: collaborative piano, double bass, euphonium, horn, jazz, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba

Recorded Auditions

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Prescreening submissions and recorded auditions for fall 2016 entry must be uploaded and submitted with the Butler School of Music application by this date.

Audition Information

All prospective students applying to degree programs in chamber music, collaborative piano, conducting, jazz studies, piano pedagogy, opera coaching, opera directing and performance are required to audition.

All applicants must apply to the Graduate School and the Butler School of Music before an audition can be scheduled or a prescreening or recorded audition can be reviewed. Bassoon, clarinet, collaborative piano, flute, French horn, guitar (non-jazz), percussion, piano (non-jazz), saxophone (non-jazz), trombone (non-jazz), viola, violin and voice applicants must submit a prescreening video by December 1, through the Butler School of Music application. Applicants will be notified of their results by email in mid-December. Those who pass the prescreening process will be invited to a live, on-campus audition.

Within five business days of submitting your Butler School of Music application you will receive an email confirming that it has been received. The confirmation email will confirm your requested audition date, confirm the Butler School's intent to review your prescreening submission or request additional steps before confirmation of an audition date or review of a prescreening (ex: submission of an application to the Graduate School).

Please do not make travel plans until you have received an audition confirmation email. We do our best to place applicants on their requested audition date. We do not guarantee a slot on your requested audition date if you wait until the last minute to submit your applications and audition request.



  • Sample Weekday Audition Schedule
    This is a sample schedule only. Events and times are subject to change.

  • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.: Audition Check-in

  • 9 a.m.: Auditions Begin

  • 4 p.m.: Butler School of Music Facility Tour

  • 6 p.m.: Auditions Conclude

  • Sample Saturday Audition Schedule
    This is a sample schedule only. Events and times are subject to change.

  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: General Information & Refreshment Tables Open

  • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Audition Check-in

  • 9 a.m.: Auditions Begin

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Butler School of Music Facility Tours

  • 12 p.m.: Orientation Session

  • 1 p.m.: Degree-Specific Information Session(s)

  • 6 p.m.: Auditions Conclude

Recorded Auditions

While in-person auditions are highly preferred, audition by video recording is available in some areas. Repertoire is the same as for in-person auditions. Applicants in areas that accept recorded auditions may submit a video audition through the Butler School of Music application. Audio-only auditions are not accepted.



  • Euphonium, French horn, jazz, oboe, organ, percussion, saxophone, trombone, trumpet and tuba applicants may audition by video recording.

  • Bassoonists who reside outside of the continental United States or who have had an in-person lesson with Prof. Jensen within the last calendar year may audition by video recording.

  • Clarinet, string and voice applicants must perform an in-person audition unless they currently reside outside of the continental United States.

  • Collaborative piano, conducting, flute, opera coaching and piano applicants must audition in person, regardless of residency.

No requests for review of recorded auditions will be accepted after the deadline.

Audition Requirements

Accompaniment will be provided upon request for voice auditions held on the university campus. Vocalists may request an accompanist through the Butler School of Music application. Accompaniment is not required, recommended or provided for instrumental auditions.



Prescreening and Audition Requirements for Clarinet:

Video Prescreening (required):

  • Two contrasting études from the Rose 32 Études for Clarinet

  • First movement from a concerto by Mozart, Copland or Nielsen

  • One prepared piece of the applicant’s choice not listed above

Upload and attach your video prescreening to the Butler School of Music application form and submit by December 1. Audio-only prescreening submissions do not qualify.

Audition (if invited):

  • Entire concerto by Mozart, Copland or Nielsen

  • Minimum of two contrasting major pieces from the standard clarinet repertoire not listed above

  • Selection of three or four orchestral excerpts of contrasting character

http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions/graduate-auditions

  1. Additional note for Int’l Applicant


A note about international transcripts:

If documents are written in a language other than English, complete and official English translations must be uploaded together with the original language records. Each transcript (mark sheet) should contain a complete record of studies at the institution from which it is issued (i.e., the subjects taken and grades [marks] earned in each subject.)

Please do not upload your college or university syllabi with your transcript(s) or mark sheets.



http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/howtous.html

Official TOEFL score or the Academic Examination of the IELTS score

International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the TOEFL or the IELTS. Applicants should consult the graduate adviser for the program of interest to learn which test the program requires.

A score of 550 (paper test), 213 (computer-based test), or 79 (internet-based test) on the TOEFL OR an overall band of 6.5 on the Academic Examination of the IELTS is considered the minimum acceptable for admission.

NOTE for Internet-based TOEFL takers: Minimum score requirements on the individual sections of the TOEFL IBT examination may vary depending upon your major and other considerations such as employment as a teaching assistant.

If you hold a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country, you will receive a waiver of the TOEFL or IELTS. We will not waive the requirement for the TOEFL or IELTS if you earned only a master's degree from a U.S institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country.

The Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) program and the Finance – Option III (MS) program do not waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement for non-native English speaking applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or other English-only speaking country.

Applicants from the following countries do not need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, U.S. Pacific Trust

http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/test_scores.html

Certification of Financial Responsibility Form

Students wanting to attend UT Austin in F-1 or J-1 status must complete the Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR). While this form is not required for consideration of your application for admission, it is necessary for preparation of the immigration document (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019) for The University of Texas at Austin. If you do not plan to enroll at The University in F-1 or J-1 status, you are not required to submit the CFR.

Financial documents are only accepted through the document upload page. Documents submitted via mail, email or fax will not be accepted.


  • Certification of Financial Responsibility (CFR) form for 2015-2016* (PDF)

  • Upload your financial documents

  • Questions about uploading documents

http://world.utexas.edu/isss/students/new/financial

  1. OTHER


Application Review & Decision Notification

Applicants to all graduate programs are evaluated on The University of Texas at Austin requirements for graduate admission. Some programs may have stricter requirements. The graduate admissions committee will not review nor make decisions on incomplete files. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the file is complete by the deadline, including all Graduate School and departmental requirements.

Offers of admission are made in late February through early March. You will be notified by email when the admissions committee makes an admission decision on your application. The decision will also appear in MyStatus. Admitted graduate students have through April 15 to respond to an offer of admission.

http://music.utexas.edu/apply/graduate-admissions/graduate-application-instructions

Application Status Check

The Graduate and International Admissions Center provides an Application Status Check web site to track the receipt of credentials sent to its office. You will need your UT EID and password to access this service. You will not be able to check the status of your admission file prior to submitting the ApplyTexas online application and receiving the acknowledgement email with your EID and temporary password.

Check My Status often. This will be the only way you will know if items are missing from your file.

Online applications take 1-2 full business days to appear on this status check. During peak processing times, we receive hundreds of documents by post and electronically each day. Mail is processed as quickly as possible but due to the extremely high volume it may take from 7 to 21 working days for your documents to be loaded onto our computer system. Please allow an appropriate amount of time to pass before expecting to see these credentials on the status check web site.

Credentials are stamped with the date on which they are received by the Graduate and International Admissions Center and will be considered "on time" if this date meets your application deadline.

NOTE: The web status check may not report on the status of items that you should have sent directly to the graduate program (i.e., letters of reference and essays).

Use your UT EID and password to log in to My Status to complete the following tasks:


  • Find out which items are needed to complete your admission application and which items have arrived.

  • Pay your application fee or request a fee exemption.

  • Learn your admission decision as soon as it is made.

http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/status.html

About the UT EID

The UT EID is a unique electronic identifier that allows you to access secure UT web services. Your UT EID will be different than your ApplyTexas user name.



Please do not create another EID for yourself. Only the EID that will be sent to you in the email acknowledging receipt of your online application will be linked to your academic record.

As an applicant, you will use your EID to check the status of your application using our online application status check. If admitted, you will use the EID for other online services from financial aid and housing for registration and bill payment. It will be important for you to remember your UT EID user name and password.

To use your EID, you must activate or claim it using the password assigned in the acknowledgement correspondence. You can do this by logging on to a secure web service such as the application status check. The first time you log on, you will be required to choose a new password and to set up security questions which will allow you to reset your password in the future. Again, it will be important for you to remember your UT EID user name and password, even beyond the period when you are seeking admission.

YOU SHOULD CLAIM YOUR UT EID AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THE EMAIL REFERENCED ABOVE. Need help remembering your EID (or finding out if you have one)? Use the UT EID Self-Service Tools.



http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/grad_eid.html

Graduate Merit-Based Music Scholarships and Teaching Assistantships

All admitted graduate students are automatically considered for Butler School of Music-administered merit-based scholarship awards; no additional application is required. Decisions are based on students' credentials and on the recommendation of each faculty division. Scholarships are awarded by the Student Awards Committee in early March, and recipients are notified shortly thereafter by theButler School of Music Scholarship Coordinator(link sends e-mail).

Teaching Assistantships

All admitted graduate students are automatically considered for teaching assistantships; no additional application is required. Assistantship decisions are made by the relevant faculty based on divisional need and availability after all auditions have been completed. Recipients will be notified in mid-March.



http://music.utexas.edu/apply/financial-aid



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