UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Welcome to the 2017-2018 Entrance Auditions - Information page for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. We're excited that you are interested in our program and look forward to meeting you soon!
Before you go too far, we want you to know a couple of important details about auditions at UWRF.
With that, it's time to move on to information about the audition process for the 2016-2017 academic year.
All prospective music majors are required to perform an Entrance Audition for admittance into the music program at UWRF. As a part of the audition, candidates must perform musical selections and take a music-theory placement exam. In addition, Music Education majors must complete an interview and piano placement exam.
NEW THIS YEAR: On regularly-scheduled audition dates (see the Audition Application page), all students must take the music-theory placement exam at 2 PM. Please check in at the Music Office (Kleinpell Fine Arts B46) by 1:50 PM. In addition, students wishing to pursue Music Education will be required to complete an Interview and Piano Placement Exam (see below); both of these components are scheduled individually (and typically take place prior to the 2 PM music-theory placement exam). Individual schedules will be emailed approximately one week prior to scheduled audition dates.
Performance Repertoire - Instrumentalists and Vocalists
All prospective music majors (instrumentalists and vocalists) are required to perform musical selections for UWRF faculty. Candidates are encouraged to perform two contrasting selections (e.g., etudes, solos, individual movements) for entrance auditions, including:
Here are some additional guidelines to consider:
Scales - Instrumentalists Only
In addition to the selections listed above, instrumentalists will be required to perform scales (chromatic and major). Please plan to play scales using a tempo and range that showcase your abilities as an instrumentalist.
Music-Theory Placement Exam
All prospective music majors will be required to take a music-theory exam as a part of the audition process. Exams will take place at 2 PM on all scheduled audition dates and will include both written and aural components.
Interview and Piano Placement Exam (Music-Education students only)
All prospective Music Education majors will additionally be asked to discuss their music education goals and demonstrate their piano skills as a part of the audition process, including two major scales of their choice and one brief musical selection (e.g., etude, song).
If you don't have strong piano chops, don't panic! Simply let us know that at your placement exam, then show us what you can do at this point. That said, there is no time like the present to get started on piano!
There is not a separate process for prospective music majors regarding music scholarships at UWRF. With that in mind:
We hope you'll make the most of your visit to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. With that in mind, here are some ideas to consider:
We look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future!