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There is no typical BUTI student. You’ll meet a kaleidoscope of people from all different places and backgrounds. But there’s one common thread that makes our community thrive: a love of music and a drive for excellence. Does this sound like you? Then you’re in the right place. Information to apply for summer 2019 will be available on November 1, 2018.


Application Information

The Admissions Application is hosted by Acceptd and will be available on November 1, 2018.

One recommendation is required. The application will collect your recommender’s name and contact information and will solicit your recommendation from this person upon submission of your application.

If you would like to apply for scholarship, you may do so within the admissions application.

If you are also applying to a degree program at BU School of Music, you may opt to utilize your BU School of Music audition for BUTI admissions purposes. You must, however, still complete the BUTI admissions application.

Your application is not complete until the $80 application fee is paid. If you’re a current BU affiliate (limited to current BU degree-seeking students and children of current BU faculty/staff), you qualify for a reduced application fee of $30 when applying for BUTI. After you’ve filled out your application and you’re ready to submit, contact us to get your reduced application fee.

For technical assistance or if you forget your user name and password, please contact the Acceptd support team from the login page of the online application. BUTI administration does not have access to user’s login information.

Audition Information

BUTI accepts both live and recorded auditions. The live audition tour will be announced with the release of the admissions application on November 1, 2018.

BUTI recommends unaccompanied auditions for instrumental auditions. If an instrumentalist chooses to use a pianist for their audition, however, they will not be penalized. Vocalists are required to audition with piano accompaniment. BUTI does not provide accompanists. Composition applications are required to submit scores to fulfill audition requirements.

If you choose to do a recorded audition, will be prompted to upload your audition video(s) directly to the application. You will not be able to submit your application until your audition materials have been successfully uploaded. Video recordings are strongly preferred to audio recordings. You may choose to upload one continuous video, or separate video files.

2018 Repertoire Requirements

2019 repertoire requirements will be confirmed with the release of the admissions application on November 1, 2018.

Flute | Oboe | ClarinetBassoon | Saxophone

French Horn | TrumpetTenor Trombone | Bass Trombone | Euphonium (Bass Clef) | Euphonium (Treble Clef) | Tuba

Percussion | Harp | Strings | Voice | Piano | Composition & Electroacoustic Composition