Admissions

Welcome to the School of Music

The School of Music at Sam Houston State University is delighted in your decision to consider attending the School of Music at Sam Houston State University. Please feel free to browse our web site to learn more about the School of Music. You will find helpful information about admissions to the School of Music and Sam Houston State University in the Admissions area.

**Due to uncertainties regarding COVID-19, video recordings are required to be submitted with your School of Music application for all auditions occurring in 2020-2021. Your media upload must include all of the required audition repertoire for your instrument. Please review the requirements carefully and follow the instructions for your instrument. You will be notified as to whether the audition will be live or virtual a minimum of two weeks prior to your selected audition date. 

In the event of a live audition, you will be assigned a time on your selected audition date. You will perform your required repertoire for the audition panel, in addition to any sight-reading required for your instrument.

​In the event of a virtual audition, your videos will be reviewed by the audition panel. Additionally, you may be contacted by the applied instructor/area coordinator regarding a possible Zoom follow up to occur on your selected audition date or at an arranged time, which will include sight reading if required for your instrument. The audition panel may also request to hear you play your pieces at this time as well.

Audition Dates for All Areas:
Audition DateAudition Request DeadlineAreas Eligible
November 14th, 2020 October 31, 2020 Voice and All Instruments (excluding guitar, percussion, and piano)

*SHSU School of Music auditions on November 14,2020 will be held virtually instead of face-to-face. We will be supplementing the recorded repertoire submitted with your application with Zoom auditions held on November 14 to complete the remainder of the audition (sight-reading, etc.). Applicants for November 14 will be contacted with specific details within two weeks of the audition date.

*November 14, 2020 audition date is for both Spring 2021 AND Fall 2021 admissions*

Saturday, January 30th, 2021 January 16, 2021 Voice and All Instruments (excluding guitar, percussion, and piano)
Saturday, February 20th, 2021 February 6, 2021 Voice and All Instruments (excluding guitar)
Saturday, March 6th, 2021 February 20, 2021 Voice and All Instruments (excluding harp)
Monday, April 12th, 2021 March 29, 2021 Voice only, non-scholarship, admission only

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School of Music
Sam Houston State University
1751 Avenue I, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-1360

www.shsu.edu/music

A Member of the Texas State University System