UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Welcome to the Entrance Auditions information page for the Music Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls! The information on this page pertains to prospective music majors who hope to begin their degree at UW-River Falls during the 2018-2019 academic year.
We are excited that you are interested in our program and look forward to meeting you!
Prospective music majors must complete the following to qualify for acceptance into the Music Department:
Entrance Auditions for the 2018-2019 academic year will be held on the following dates:
All prospective music majors 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 on audition dates.
All prospective music majors are required to perform solo literature and complete a music theory placement exam as part of their audition, regardless of the music track they intend to study. In addition, students wishing to pursue Music Education will be required to complete an interview to discuss their music education goals. See below for more information.
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.
Music-Education Interview (Music-Education Students Only)
All prospective Music Education majors will additionally be asked to share their music-education goals in a brief interview. There is nothing to prepare or submit for the interview - just be ready to talk about your dreams regarding a career in music education.
Please Note: as part of the interview process, we will ask questions about your experiences on piano, so that we can place you in the appropriate section of Class Piano. If you think you might be eligible to test out of Class Piano I, please plan to play for us, including two major scales of your choice and one brief musical selection.
All prospective music majors who successfully complete an Entrance Audition AND are formally admitted to UW-River Falls will be considered for a music major scholarship, as specified below:
To sign up for an Entrance Audition for the Music Department at UW-River Falls, visit the Audition Application page.
Notifications regarding (a) admittance into the Music Department and (b) scholarship awards will be communicated with letters mailed via the US Postal Service, using these approximate timelines:
If you have not heard from us in accordance with the timelines indicated above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-425-3183.
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!