Music Admission & Audition Process
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012 # (for admission Fall 2012 or Spring 2013)
- Saturday, November 10, 2012 (current and transfer students - Musical Theatre only)
- Friday, November 16, 2012 * (for admission Spring 2013 or Fall 2013)
- Friday, February 1, 2013 *
- Saturday, February 9, 2013 (Music Theatre auditions only)
- Friday, March 1, 2013 *
- Friday, April 19, 2013 (for admission Fall 2013)
- Friday, August 23, 2013 (for admission Fall 2013)
# for admission Fall 2012 or Spring 2013
* for scholarship consideration, beginning Fall 2013
Transfer students are welcome at all auditions
All undergraduate applicants are required to take a theory placement exam and keyboard proficiency exam on the same day as their audition. Students should allow for up to 2 1/2 hours for the test. Note: A piano placement audition/interview is required of all entering students. Those with prior piano experience must perform a piece that best demonstrates their playing level.
The full admission and audition process involves 3 steps:
- Apply to UW-Milwaukee
- Apply and audition for the Music program
- Audition for large ensemble placement
More information and materials are listed below.
Applying to UW-Milwaukee
To be admitted to the Music Department, applicants (incoming freshmen and transfers) must first apply to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and meet general university academic requirements. You may apply simultaneously to the Music Department.
Music Program Admission & Audition Materials
Undergraduate:Admission Information Letter
Graduate:Admission Information Letter
Large Ensemble Audition Materials
(Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble)
Download the FALL 2012 PDF below for your instrument. Each PDF contains full instructions, audition schedules and music excerpts." (Fall 2013 materials will be posted to this webpage on or before August 1, 2013.)
|Flute|| Bass Trombone
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.