The School of Music
Application Information

Preliminary Exams

(1st Time Freshman)

You should take either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and designate the West Texas A&M University at Canyon as a score recipient. The ACT School Code is 4250 and the SAT School Code is 6938. You may contact the provider of your test to have your scores sent to WT. It can take more than a month for your scores to reach the WT office of admissions.

Apply to WTAMU and for Scholarships 

Make sure all the items required to make your application complete arrive in the Office of Admissions as soon as possible. More information on required materials from the Office of Admissions.

a. Application for admission with required fee - Texas Common Application*

b. Official high school and any college transcripts

c. TAKS scores (for Texas residents attending a public school)

d. Entrance exam scores on the ACT or SAT I

e. Apply for WT scholarships at the same time as you apply for admission. The application can be found on the Scholarship Application Page.

*Applicants to WTAMU are not required to answer page 5 ("extracurricular, personal, volunteer activities") or page 6 ("employment information") on the Texas Common Application.

Set up an Audition Date or Submit a Distance Audition

Fill out the online WTAMU School of Music audition form and request an audition date. Please note the audition date application deadlines. You must apply before the deadline for the date you wish to audition. All prospective Music students, regardless of their choice of degree plan must audition to be admitted into the School of Music. Plan to audition early, as space is limited for the later audition dates. 

The audition serves as the scholarship application for the School of Music (in addition to any potential University scholarships or financial aid).

The upcoming audition dates for School Year 2024-2025 are:

  • Saturday, November 18th 2023 (AM)
  • Friday, January 26th 2024 (Music Career Day, PM)
  • Saturday, March 2nd 2024 (AM)
  • Saturday, April 6th 2024 (AM)

Prospective students may also audition by submitting an audition video (DVD, or Electronic). Please contact Landry Kendrick the School of Music Admissions Counselor for more information. The audition requirements are the same for both face-to-face and distance auditions. 

Undergraduate Audition Requirements

Undergraduate Brass  
Undergraduate Composition  
Undergraduate Guitar  
Undergraduate Percussion  
Undergraduate Piano (Performance)  
Undergraduate Piano (All-Level Certification degree, Composition, Music Therapy, or Music Business)  
Undergraduate String  
Undergraduate Voice  
Undergraduate Woodwind  

Graduate Audition Requirements

How to apply to the School of Music Masters program.

Graduate Brass  
Graduate Composition  
Graduate Guitar  
Graduate Percussion  
Graduate Piano  
Graduate String  
Graduate Voice  
Graduate Woodwind