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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.


2020-2021 Audition Dates

NOTE: Music Scholarship Auditions may be performed in person on campus, over zoom, or via recorded video submission.  Please select your preferred modality when you sign up for your audition.

Friday, November 13

Saturday, November 14

Friday, February 5

Saturday, February 6

Friday, March 5

Friday, April 30

Auditions are also availalbe by appointment.  Email:  timothy.buchholz@uwsp.edu 

Sign up HERE for your UWSP at Wausau Music Scholarship Audition (opening in October, 2020)


Scholarship 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.

Additional Jazz Scholarship Auditions
  • Singers, Brass, and Saxophone
    Prepare two contrasting jazz standards

  • Piano and Guitar
    Prepare two constrating jazz standards.  Also 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


Contact

Dr. Timothy Buchholz with any questions: 
timothy.buchholz@uwsp.edu
715-261-6246

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