Graduate Admissions

There are limited spots in the studio for students pursuing the Master of Music (MM) or Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degrees in tuba or euphonium performance. Generally, the studio does not carry more than one or two full-time graduate students at a time.

There is a studio teaching assistantship (currently filled through Fall 2019) that can be offered to either masters or doctoral level students. Duties include teaching lessons to music majors and non-majors, assisting with the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble and the Low Brass Methods course, and performing with the Graduate Brass Quintet. The assistantship carries a partial tuition and fee waiver and a stipend, and out-of-state tuition is waived.

The Texas Tech University Graduate School also offers limited fellowship and scholarship awards to graduate students. Many application deadlines are early and these awards are very competitive. More information can be found at the TTU Graduate School website.

The application procedure for graduate students is outlined here at the School of Music website. Students should begin the process early (late in the fall of the year preceding desired enrollment) to be sure all paperwork is filed well ahead of deadlines for admission and financial aid. Any missing paperwork will result in delayed admission decisions or loss of financial aid opportunities, including the studio assistantship.

Auditions for the graduate program can be scheduled privately, and will not normally be conducted until all application materials have been submitted. The deadline for auditioning for admission to the tuba-euphonium studio is March 1 for enrollment in the following fall semester, but students wishing to be considered for assistantship, fellowship or scholarship financial aid must have auditions completed and all materials submitted by February 1.