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If music is your passion, TCU is your school.

The TCU School of Music is a nationally recognized, award-winning institution featuring a distinguished, renowned faculty and a talented, energetic student body. The TCU School of Music will challenge you to grow and excel personally and musically as we prepare you to be the next generation of world-changing teachers, performers, scholars, composers, and arts advocates.

As a comprehensive music school within a liberal-arts university, we are large enough to offer world-class musical opportunities, yet small enough to ensure a personalized musical experience with one-on-one mentoring from leading experts. At the same time, you are part of the larger TCU community—a highly ranked national university providing students with unique intellectual challenges and unlimited opportunities. It is truly an exciting time to be part of the TCU School of Music with the recent opening of the new, state-of-the-art TCU Music Center and projected completion of the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU in spring 2022.

To find out more, visit our website:  www.music.tcu.edu.

Please note: applying to the TCU School of Music requires you to complete both the Acceptd application and the appropriate University program application.

TCU School of Music Applications opens September 1. 

Application Deadlines
Undergraduate - Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Arts
  • November 1 - TCU General Admission Early Action Application (recommended for music major applicants)
  • December 1 - Nordan Young Artist Award Pre-Screening Deadline (Acceptd-School of Music- first application deadline)
  • February 1 - Final TCU Regular Admission & Acceptd Application Deadline 
Doctorate of Musical Arts
  • December 1 (To assure full consideration for the fall 2022 term, an application must be completed online and ALL supporting materials pertaining to the application for admission must be received by the TCU School of Music Office BEFORE December 1. Optimal consideration for scholarships and assistantships will be given to applications completed fully with ALL supporting materials received by December 1.)
Graduate - Master of Music, Master of Music Education
  • February 1 (To assure full consideration for the fall 2022 term, an application must be completed online and ALL supporting materials pertaining to the application for admission must be received by the TCU School of Music Office BEFORE February 1. Optimal consideration for scholarships and assistantships will be given to applications completed fully with ALL supporting materials received by February 1.)
Artist Diploma
  • February 15
2022 Audition Dates
Please check specific area of study for audition/interview details and will vary by program.

  • January 15 – Nordan Young Artist Award Live Auditions (Invitation only-open to UG incoming freshmen only)
  • January 29 – UG/MM/AD (see specific program details)
  • February 5 – UG/MM/AD (see specific program details)
  • February 19 – UG/MM/AD (see specific program details)
  • February 3-4 – DMA only (if selected to audition/interview - testing dates)
  • February 17-18DMA only (if selected to audition/interview - testing dates)

If you have questions regarding the guidelines, please contact Debbie Alenius, Coordinator of Music Admissions, at d.alenius@tcu.edu or call 817-257-4742.

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk. 

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Inquiries about TCU’s policies and compliance with nondiscrimination policies or inquiries on how to file a complaint of discrimination should be directed to TCU’s Office of Institutional Equity. See TCU’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.