Music Scholarship Auditions

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All incoming students interested in pursing a degree in music are encouraged to audition for a UW-Stevens Point at Wausau Music Scholarship.  Non-music majors who intend to play or sing in campus ensembles are also encouraged to audition for a scholarship.

For Music Majors: Scholarships of $250 - $1,500 are available (award amounts based on audition and the needs of the music program).  Most scholarship awards are between $500 and $1,000 and are equal to or exceed the amount given by many other UW music departments.

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

2017-2018 Audition Dates

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Friday, May 4th, 2018*

Or audition by appointment

*limited scholarship funds may be available on this final audition day

***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: