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 Spring 2016 and Fall 2016

Friday, November 20, 2015*+
Apply by November 1, 2015 for scheduling. Admission for Spring 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016*+ Apply by January 1, 2016 for scheduling. Admission for Spring/Fall 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016*+
Apply by February 1, 2016 for scheduling. Admission for Fall 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016*
Apply by February 15, 2016 for scheduling. Admission for Fall 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016*
Apply by March 15, 2016 for scheduling. Admission for Fall 2016

Auditions set after March 11, 2016 will be by appointment only. Please contact music-info@uwm.edu.

    *+ For Graduate Assistantshhips/Awards, Scholarship consideration, beginning Fall 2016.
    * Transfer students are welcome at all auditions.


All undergraduate applicants are required to take a Theory Placement exam and Piano Placement/interview on the day of their audition. Students not auditioning on the UWM campus must arrange to take the Music Theory and Piano Placement exams prior to registering for classes. Those with prior piano experience must perform a short composition that best demonstrates their keyboard skills.

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