Piano training is required of all music majors. On the day of your audition, if you have prior experience you will meet with the piano faculty to determine placement-with the exception of those auditioning on piano. Those without a piano background will be placed in beginning class piano. For those with piano ability, please be prepared to 1) perform a short prepared piece, 2) sight-read and 3) play major scales. To prepare for piano placement, please review the Group Piano placement page.
Note: if you are auditioning on piano as a major 
or minor, you should prepare for a full audition as explained in the Audition Preparation guidelines.
Applicants will be notified of their music admission status and of any scholarship offer made by the department shortly after the audition.
An audition is necessary for all degrees including Music Education, Performance and Minors.
Warm-up rooms are available throughout the audition day.
A committee of music faculty will hear your audition.


Auditions are required for all incoming music majors and minors prior to admission to the Department of Music. AUDITION DATES: January 21, 2017,  February 18, 2017, March 11, 2017.  January 21 and February 18 are for scholarship consideration as well as entrance to the program.  A fall audition is available through an appointment.  Please contact the Music Recruitment Coordinator at 715-346-3841 for specifics on a fall date.
Out of state applicants have the option to submit a DVD, CD or MP3 file in lieu of an in person audition.  If you have a conflict with the audition dates above please contact our office at 715-346-3841 or e-mail Monica Anderson. Please see the Audition Information form for audition details. Our Counselor Guide offers additional information about the UWSP Department of Music. 
The following items are required to secure your audition date:
  1. Applicant Audition Form
  2. Reference: High School Guidance or Principal  Form
  3. Reference: Music Teacher Form
Applicants are encouraged to audition early as studio availability may become limited. Forms should be completed and returned preferably TWO WEEKS PRIOR to your audition date which allows faculty time to review the paperwork.
Return forms to: Department of Music Recruitment/Scholarship Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1800 Portage Street, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481
Your audition will make you eligible for scholarship consideration only on the January 21 and February 18 dates. Department of Music scholarships are usually restricted to music majors; however, occasionally exceptions are made.
Auditioning students should be prepared to demonstrate the technical skills applicable to their area of performance. Please see the Audition Preparation listing for details.
The Piano Area requests a current recommendation letter from the Piano Applicants' Private Piano Teacher as part of their application materials.
Accompaniment is optional for instrumentalists, but required for vocalists. The department will hire an accompanist for the audition day for vocalists.  Vocalists may bring their own accompanist if so desired. Call our office at 715-346-3841 or e-mail Monica Anderson, if you need assistance.