Apply & Audition for BUTI

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Even from home this summer, BUTI will deliver something you can’t find anywhere else. Here, you’ll meet new people, pursue your passion (or discover a new one), and open your mind to the world and the people in it. No matter where you come from, you’ll fit right in. 

How to Apply

Prior to applying, we recommend you read these Frequently Asked Questions. The following is required to be considered for BUTI:

Admissions Application

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virtual live or recorded, see information below, including repertoire requirements

Personal Statements

written and video personal statements


recommender’s email address submitted within the Admissions Application

Scholarship Application

optional, found within the Admissions Application

Application Fee of $80.00

see information below regarding reduced or waived application fees


Audition Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not offering live in-person auditions. Rather, we are offering the option to audition live virtually on the Acceptd platform. You may audition live virtually or by video recording, and there is no preference given to either method. Both methods are accepted and reviewed equally by BUTI.

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. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, BUTI will allow vocalists to sing with a pre-recorded track if it is not safe to collaborate. Composition applications are required to submit scores to fulfill audition requirements.

2021 Repertoire Requirements

Violin | Viola | Cello | Double Bass

FluteOboe | ClarinetBassoon | Saxophone

French Horn | Trumpet | Tenor Trombone | Bass Trombone | Euphonium (Bass Clef) | Euphonium (Treble Clef) | Tuba

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

Admissions Timeline

  • Application Launches | February 16, 2021
  • Application Reviews Begin | March 15, 2021 (applications will be still be accepted after this date)
  • Decisions Released | April 1, 2021