University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Music Admission & Audition Process


The full admission and audition process involves 3 steps:

1. Apply to UW-Milwaukee:

 Application Information

2. Apply to the Music Department:

Undergraduate:

Admission Information

Application

Graduate:

Admission Information

Application 

3. Audition for the Music Department:

Audition Dates:

2013

• Friday, August 23, 2013            (apply by Aug 15 for Fall 2013 admission)
• Saturday, November 9, 2013    (current and transfer students - Musical Theatre only)
• Friday, November 15, 2013 *    (apply by Nov 1 for Fall & Spring 2014 priority admission)

2014

• Friday, January 31, 2014 *         (apply by Jan 17, 2014 for Fall 2014 priority admission)
• Saturday, February 8, 2014        (Music Theatre auditions only)
• Friday, February 28, 2014 *        (apply by Feb 14, for Fall 2014 priority admission)
• Friday, April 4, 2014                    (apply by Mar 21, for Fall 2014 admission)
• Friday, August 22, 2014              (apply by Aug 1, for Fall 2014 admission)

   * Scholarship, full assistantship, and non-resident awards auditions for Fall 2014.

On-Location Audition Dates:

2014

• Saturday, January 18, 2014        Seoul, Korea DM Art Center
Contact: Dr. Jun Kim - uwmauditionkorea@gmail.com (Korean/English)
For information in Korean:www.uwmaudition.com

• Saturday, January 25, 2014        Rockford, IL Mendelssohn Performing Art Center
• Saturday, February 1, 2014        Elgin, IL Elgin Community College
Contact: Alex Trumbull - trumbull@uwm.edu

Transfer students are welcome at all auditions. Undergraduate applicants are required to take a Theory Placement and Keyboard Proficiency Exam on the same day as their audition. Allow a combined maximum of 2 1/2 hours for all exams. A piano placement audition/interview is required of all undergraduate students. Those with prior piano experience must perform a piece that best demonstrates their playing level. Graduate student examination information in Music Theory and History will be announced before your first semester entrance.

Students will be notified of audition results between 10-14 days after each audition date. Accepted students will receive Music Theory and Piano placement, as well as other required music classes, in their notification.

For more information, please contact music-info@uwm.edu.

Audition Materials

Undergraduate:        

Audition Repertoire & Requirements
Scholarship Information
Scholarship Application Form

UWM Financial Aid & Scholarships

Theory and Piano Placement Review

Graduate:

Audition Repertoire & Requirements

Assistantship Application Form

Theory & History Diagnostic Exam Review


Large Ensemble Audition Material can be found at:  

http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/music/performingorg/

Music Theory and Piano Placement

Music Theory Placement exams are required of all entering undergraduate students. The Placement exam is a progressive exam allowing the student to demonstrate music theory knowledge from fundamentals to advanced concepts. Appropriate class level placement is based on the number of questions successfully completed by the student.

Students showing proof of successful completion of the entire core music theory sequence via university transcripts are exempt from the exams. Students completing high school AP Theory classes are required to take the exams.

A Piano Placement interview is required of all entering undergraduates. Students will meet with a member of the piano faculty after the theory placement exam to determine an appropriate level of piano study. Students with any previous keyboard experience should prepare a short composition demonstrating their keyboard skills. The selection does not need to be memorized. Students with no previous keyboard experience are also required to meet with a member of the piano faculty for placement in an appropriate class piano section.

Students unable to take the Theory and Piano Placement exams on their scheduled audition date should complete the exams on another audition date prior to the beginning of their entering semester. (This option is also available to prospective studentswho 'audition' through electronic or portfolio submission.)

Students will be notified of audition results between 10-14 days after each audition date. Accepted students will receive Music Theory and Piano placement, as well as other required music classes, in the notification.

For more information, please contact music-info@uwm.edu.

Study Bibliography
Mock Aural Exam 1
Mock Aural Exam 2
Mock Theory Exam 1
Mock Theory Exam 2
Mock Theory Exam 3