UST Music rewards your talents and achievements. Each year we award over $150,000 in scholarships to new and returning music majors. Ensemble scholarships are available to all students regardless of major.
UST Music Audition Days
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Brady Educational Center
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
The University of St. Thomas Department of Music holds entrance and scholarship auditions for prospective students each spring. Auditions are held in the Brady Educational Center on the University's St. Paul campus. Prospective University of St. Thomas students who are considering majors in music, liturgical music, music performance, music business, or music education (vocal or instrumental) should attend an Undergraduate Music Audition Day.
Audition days at St. Thomas consist of the following: a performance audition, an interview, an evaluation of piano and vocal skills, and a brief music theory and ear training assessment.
Please send letters of recommendation and accompanist music to:
Mail: Music Admissions, 2115 Summit Ave., BEC 09 St. Paul, MN 55105
Parents are invited to attend Audition Day, but all assessments are closed to the public. Attending parents and prospective students are encouraged to attend information sessions and panel discussions throughout the day. Refreshments will be served.
Questions regarding music admissions can be directed to Kara Bradshaw at (651) 962-5874, (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Scholarship and Performance Level Auditions
Brady Educational Center
Reserved for current students who have not previously auditioned for music major status. Students auditioning for scholarship must complete a music major application, an interview, and a brief assessment of piano, vocal, and theory skills prior to their fall scholarship and performance level audition. Please see Rolling Audition Procedures for detailed information about these assessments. Auditioning students should track their assessment completion using the Rolling Audition Checklist.
In-House Scholarship Auditions
May 19, 2014
Brady Educational Center
Current music majors have the opportunity to audition for first-time scholarships or upgrades to current scholarship packages. In addition to GPA, criteria for selection includes presentation, musicianship, technical ability, tone, artistry and professional development. In-House applications are due May 9. The audition should consist of ten minutes of your finest performing (to include transition time). The committee is interested in hearing at least two compositions or movements in contrasting styles or from contrasting time periods. Pieces must be played with an accompanist if they were written for piano accompaniment.
Rolling Performance Level Auditions
Current students may audition for music major status at any time during the academic year. Please follow the guidelines outlined in the Rolling Audition Procedures and contact Kara Bradshaw (email@example.com) to review the audition process.
In addition to the performance level audition, an interview, an evaluation of piano and vocal skills, and a brief music theory and ear training assessment must be completed before a student will be considered for music major status. Auditioning students should track their assessment completion using the Rolling Audition Checklist.
Freshman Music Option ($1,400 tution savings)
All UST freshmen participating in a large ensemble (Concert Choir, Liturgical Choir, Women's Choir, Chamber Singers, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, or Guitar Ensemble) are eligible for the freshman music option discount. This provides non-music major freshmen the opportunity to take 30-minute elective level lessons free of charge. The discount may be applied both fall and spring semesters. The freshman music option applies to vocal lessons for students participating in the UST Choirs. For UST Band, String Orchestra, or Guitar Ensemble members, the discount applies to lessons on the instrument played in the ensemble. Freshmen music majors receive a 50% reduction on their first year of applied level lessons. The freshman music option equates to a savings of over $1,400 per year for both music majors and non-majors.
Fine Arts Award ($4,400 tuition savings)
The "Fine-Arts Award" includes the fulfillment of the fine arts core requirement with the completion of four semesters of large ensemble participation with no tuition charge (a savings of approximately $4,400). Four semesters of participation in the following ensembles fulfills the fine arts core requirement: Concert Choir, Liturgical Choir, Women's Choir, Chamber Singers, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, or Guitar Ensemble.
Ensembles Provide Free Elective Credit ($1,121 tuition savings/ensemble/semester)
Students earn free academic credit for ensemble participation (one credit/ensemble/semester).