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Music Scholarship Auditions

scholarhship-auditions.jpgNOTE:  Due to COVID-19 concerns, UWSP Wausau will be accepting music scholarship auditions for Fall 2020 via digital video submissions.  Please contact Dr. Buchholz for further details: 

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.

Audition Requirements for Music at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau

  • Voice
    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.  

  • Percussion
    Prepare both a snare solo and a mallet solo.

  • 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

  • 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.


Dr. Timothy Buchholz with any questions:

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