Apply & Audition for BUTI
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:
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virtual live or recorded, see information below, including repertoire requirements
written and video personal statements
recommender’s email address submitted within the Admissions Application
optional, found within the Admissions Application
Application Fee of $80.00
see information below regarding reduced or waived application fees
Applying for Multiple Programs and Instruments
Students are often eligible to apply for multiple programs on the same instrument (for example, a two-week workshop plus a young artists program, or the Electroacoustic Composition Workshop and the Young Artists Composition Program). BUTI recommends that you select all programs for which you’re interested in being considered. Selecting multiple programs of interest increases your chances of admission. In the event you are admitted to multiple programs, you will have the option to select which program(s) you would like to attend.
If you wish to apply on multiple instruments or within multiple program areas, (for example, violin and composition), you must submit a separate application (with a reduced application fee) for each additional instrument or area. To apply on a secondary instrument, use the coupon code 03recruit5 on the final payment screen of the second application to obtain a reduced application fee of $30.00 on your second application. If accepted into overlapping programs, you may decide which program you would like to attend.
BU School of Music Applicant Information
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.
Application fee reductions and waivers
- 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. Before submitting your application, contact us to be given instructions on how to obtain a reduced application fee.
- In certain cases of financial hardship, a student may qualify for an application fee waiver. Please complete and submit the Request for Application Fee Waiver form before submitting your application to obtain an application fee waiver.
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.
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.
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. Your audition videos must be unedited.
Virtual Live Auditions
New for 2021! In the interest of maintaining health and safety for our applicants and staff, we will not hold any in-person auditions. Learn more about what to expect on audition day.
In most cases, a member of the BUTI admissions staff will be present to record live auditions, which will then be shared with adjudication faculty at a later time. BUTI faculty are typically not present at live auditions.
You must submit your application before you can schedule a virtual live audition. Please submit your application in plenty of time to schedule an audition on your preferred date.
Live virtual audition dates
- Virtual Audition Day #1 | Saturday, February 20
- Virtual Audition Day #2 | Sunday, February 21
- Virtual Audition Day #3 | Saturday, March 6
- Virtual Audition Day #4 | Sunday, March 7
- Virtual Audition Day #5 | Sunday, March 14
2021 Repertoire Requirements
- 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