Music Scholarship Auditions

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All incoming students interested in pursing a degree in music are encouraged to audition for a UWMC Music Scholarship.  New this year, non-music majors are also encouraged to audition for scholarships.

For Music Majors: Scholarships of $250 - $1,250 are available (award amounts based on audition and the needs of the music program).

For Non-Music Majors: A limited number of $250 scholarships are available for participation in campus ensembles.

Primary Scholarship Audition Day:  Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Secondary Scholarship Audition Day:  Saturday, April 8th, 2017

***Please register for an audition by filling out the online form HERE.***

Audition Requirements


Prepare two contrasting vocal pieces with piano accompaniment. At least one should be a classical aria or art song. The second may be from the musical theater repertoire. You may bring your own accompanist; otherwise, one will be provided for you. 

Wind and String Instruments

Prepare two pieces in contrasting styles and be prepared to demonstrate your knowledge of scales.

Piano and Guitar

Prepare two contrasting pieces of moderate difficulty, and be prepared to demonstrate your knowledege of scales and arpeggios.  


Prepare both a snare solo and a mallet solo.

Additional Jazz Scholarship Auditions

Brass, saxophone, and singers:  prepare two contrasting jazz standards and a 12-bar blues. Be prepared to improvise on the blues and at least one of the standards.

Piano and guitar: in addition to playing two standards and blues, be prepared to demonstrate comping in both swing and bossa nova grooves.

Bass: be prepared to demonstrate walking bass lines in swing and play time in bossa nova and jazz rock/funk

Drums: be prepared to play time in swing, bossa nova, and jazz rock/funk


Dr. Timothy Buchholz with any questions: