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Graduate Admissions Information

APPLY Sign up for a School of Music audition here:

Thank you for your interest in the School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University. All applicants to the School of Music must complete the audition application on the Accpetd Portal in addition to the Texas Common Application found in the link below.

Texas Common Application:

Should you have any questions about music at SFA, please do not hesitate to contact us at (936) 468-4602, at, or reach out to your appropriate professor.


All fall applicants for on-campus degrees are considered for available assistantships in their area.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where Do I Find Audition Information? (The preceding link only toggles the on-screen display)

    For more information on audition preparation, visit Under the "Start an Application" heading, select a program to see specific audition requirements.

  • What Are the Deadlines? (The preceding link only toggles the on-screen display)


    • January 15 -- PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR DOCUMENTS Applicants who submit all required documents, tests, and recordings by this date will receive priority consideration for audition scheduling, scholarship awards, assistantships, and admission placement.
    • March 15 – PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR AUDITIONS/INTERVIEWS All auditions/interviews must be complete for priority graduate assistantship consideration. Priority admission and assistantship decisions are usually made, and applicants notified, by early April.
    • Although applications are accepted through July 15th, there is no guarantee that spots will still be available. Applications that are not complete by July 15 will not be considered for fall admission.
  • What Does it Cost? (The preceding link only toggles the on-screen display)

    You can compare the costs of in-state, border state, out-of-state, and international tuitions costs by using the handy tuition calculator.

    Scholarships are available to allow students from outside of Texas to pay in-state tuition. See our non-resident page for more information.

  • What Exams are Required? (The preceding link only toggles the on-screen display)

    The School of Music does not require the GRE. International students must provide qualifying English language scores (TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE). Students who are admitted to the program will be tested in music theory and history to determine preparedness and placement.

  • Where Can I Get Answers to Other Questions? (The preceding link only toggles the on-screen display)

    Start by checking out all the information provided on the School of Music website and our application portal. If you can’t find the answer there, then email us or give us a call. Questions that have to do with your specific degree plan or area of study should be directed to the appropriate faculty member. All other questions can be sent to the Associate Director for Graduate Studies.