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:

Admission for Fall 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014
               Apply by August 15, 2014 for scheduling.

Admission for Spring 2015 and Fall 2015

Friday, November 21, 2014*
       Apply by November 1, 2014 for scheduling.

Admission for Fall 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015*
Apply by February 1, 2015 for scheduling.
Friday, February 27, 2015*
Apply by February 1, 2015 for scheduling.
Friday, March 27, 2015*
Apply by March 1, 2015 for scheduling.

*For Scholarship consideration, beginning Fall 2015.


Auditions set after March 27, 2015 will be by appointment only.

Transfer students are welcome at all auditions. All undergraduate applicants are required to take both a Theory Placement and a Piano Proficiency Exam on the same day as their audition. Those with prior piano experience must perform a composition 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