Auditions

Undergraduate Guitar Applicants

- Apply to The University of Arizona through the Office of Admissions: Apply Online or call 520-621-3237.

 

- Submit a Fred Fox School of Music Application and take an audition. For audition repertoire and to schedule an audition date, please contact Professor Tom Patterson at rtp@email.arizona.edu

 

- Letter of recommendation from a music teacher, band, orchestra, choir director, or private instructor that discusses applicant’s musical aptitude and ability

 

- $50 application fee for Arizona residents/$80 application fee for non-residents payable via the online application

 

ADMISSIONS DEADLINES 

**For scholarship consideration, you must audition by April 1.**

The deadline for both incoming and current UA students for the fall semester is May 1.

The deadline for both incoming and current UA students for the spring semester is December 1.

 

***International Students must submit the following additional materials:

- Official high school transcript(s)

  • Please do not send us your official high school transcripts at this time. We will use your self-reported grades on your application for initial evaluation and review for the admission decision. Your official transcripts will be required before you enroll at the University of Arizona. More information will be provided upon admission. 

- Official college/university transcript(s)

  • If you've completed any college or university course work during or post-high school, you will be asked to submit any/all official college transcripts at enrollment.

Mail your transcript(s)* to:

International Admissions
The University of Arizona
Bear Down Gym
1428 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721

 

-  International applicants whose primary language is not English, or who attended school in a non-English speaking country, must prove English proficiency

TOEFL (Institution Code: 4832):  70

IELTS:  6.0

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Institution Code: 4832):  580 or higher

ACT English (Institution Code: 0096):  21

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:  53

IB (English A – Higher Level):  5 or higher

Cambridge English Scale (C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency):  169

Cambridge GCSE, O Level or higher (English):  C or higher

Completion of 4 years of regular English classes at an accredited American

or IB high school (domestic or abroad):  C or higher

Endorsement from the University of Arizona’s Center for English as a Second Language (CESL):  Yes

Completion of ENGL 101 OR 102 OR (107 AND 108) or Equivalent Course. For course description information visit the first-year writing course websiteC or higher

 

Students who take an exam (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, SAT, ACT) must have the testing center send the score report directly to the University of Arizona. Please note: It may take 3 weeks or more for the UA to receive score reports.

Students who do not meet the requirements for English proficiency will be considered for Conditional Admission. Students with conditional admission should complete their applications as normal, and will have until the application deadline for their term of admission to prove proficiency. Alternately, applicants may enroll in the University of Arizona’s Center for English as a Second Language (CESL).

 

For additional information regarding the admissions process please contact David Boulton, UA Fred Fox School of Music Undergraduate Admission Coordinator, 520-621-1655, davidboulton@email.arizona.edu.

 

Financial Aid

For detail FAQs about financial aid and scholarship, please visit the UA Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

To qualify for financial aid - grants, student loans, or work-study - students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov for the appropriate academic year, list The University of Arizona (Title IV School Code 001083) as one of the schools on the FAFSA, and submit the FAFSA to the federal processor.

After the Financial Aid office receives the FAFSA information, financial aid eligibility will be determined.

Students should apply for financial aid during the spring of their senior year. Seniors should file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st of their senior year; after that time, we recommend that students send their FAFSA by February 14th of their senior year in order to meet the March 1st priority date. Funding for various programs is limited and, as such, we recommend that students apply as soon as possible after the FAFSA becomes available on October 1st.

 

 

Graduate Guitar Applicants

All applicants must complete both the UA Graduate College application (UA GradApp) and the UA Fred Fox School of Music application (Acceptd) for admission.  Please be prepared to upload the following documents and materials directly to the UA Fred Fox School of Music via the Acceptd online application:

 

- Official Transcripts from all institutions that you have attended. In order to expedite the review of your application, you may submit unofficial transcripts if official transcripts are not immediately available, but you will need to submit official transcripts before you can be admitted to the university.

 

- A Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages) in which you explain how graduate study in music at The University of Arizona will fit into your educational and career goals.

 

- 3 letters of recommendation

 

- $95 application fee payable via the UA GradApp

 

For audition repertoire and to schedule an audition date, please contact Professor Tom Patterson at rtp@email.arizona.edu

 

ADMISSIONS DEADLINE

DOMESTIC students must apply no later than June 1 for fall admission, October 1 for spring admission, and March 1 for summer sessions.

**All students, domestic and international, who wish to receive the fullest consideration for financial aid or scholarships should submit all materials by December 1 for admission the following fall.**

 

International Graduate Guitar Applicants

All applicants must complete both the UA Graduate College application (UA GradApp) and the UA Fred Fox School of Music application (Acceptd) for admission.  Please be prepared to upload the following documents and materials directly to the UA Fred Fox School of Music via the Acceptd online application:

 

- Official Transcripts from all institutions that you have attended. In order to expedite the review of your application, you may submit unofficial transcripts if official transcripts are not immediately available, but you will need to submit official transcripts before you can be admitted to the university.

***International students from countries that do not post the degree on the transcript must submit a copy of their degree certificate/diploma.  All international transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas should be submitted in the original language with official English translations.*** 

 

- A Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages) in which you explain how graduate study in music at The University of Arizona will fit into your educational and career goals.

 

- TOEFL scores needed in order to be admitted to our graduate programs (550 PB, 79 iBT), and in order to be considered for a teaching assistantship (550 PB or 79 iBT, and 24 or higher on TOEFL iBT speaking subtest).  Photocopies of your TOEFL scores must be uploaded to Acceptd at the time of application (TOEFL exam must have been taken within the past two years).

 

- 3 letters of recommendation

 

- $95 application fee payable via the UA GradApp

 

For audition repertoire and to schedule an audition date, please contact Professor Tom Patterson rtp@email.arizona.edu

 

ADMISSIONS DEADLINE

INTERNATIONAL students must apply no later than April 1 for fall admission, September 1 for spring admission, and February 1 for summer sessions.

**All students, domestic and international, who wish to receive the fullest consideration for financial aid or scholarships should submit all materials by December 1 for admission the following fall.**

 

We strongly encourage prospective students to upload these materials onto the Acceptd website. If you need assistance with the Acceptd website, please contact Mr. David McGuiggan.  If you are not able to upload your application, please send your documents to the following address:

The University of Arizona
Fred Fox School of Music
Office of Student Services
Graduate Audition Material
David McGuiggan
1017 N. Olive Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85721