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ENTRANCE AUDITION PROCEDURE-Requirements for Each Degree

1. E-mail the Music Department's Administrative Assistant, Mr. Roland Sul (sul@uiwtx.edu), to request a password for accessing the APPLICATION WEBPAGE.

Mr. Sul will send the webpage password.

On the application choose from one of the following audition dates:

 

Audition date 1:  Friday, January 9 (beginning at 1:30) for students entering Spring 2015 only

Audition date 2:  Saturday, January 31, 2015 (beginning at 9 am) FALL 2015

Audition date 3:  Saturday, February 28, 2015 (beginning at 9 am) FALL 2015

Audition date 4:  To be announced

Audition date 5:  To be announced


2.  To assure timely evaluation of your application complete the following items at least one week before your audition date.

Entrance Audition Form:

  • Provide your contact information.
  • Select an audition date.
  • Provide the current e-mail address of one reference who knows your strengths as a musician (for example, your band or choir director or private lesson instructor). Be sure to inform the person you choose that they will be receiving an e-mail from the UIW music department.
  • Vision Statement: Write 2-3 paragraphs on your career goals and reasons for pursuing a music degree
  • Complete the Music Theory Diagnostic: evaluation of basic music theory skills

3.  You will receive an e-mail confirming your specific audition date, time, and location.

 

4.  If, at the conclusion of your scheduled audition, the music faculty agrees that you should be provisionally admitted as a music student, you will be pre-registered for your music classes.

 

Students who have not auditioned before starting classes: All entering freshman and transfer students who did not audition prior to starting their first semester must report to Mr. Roland Sul (sul@uiwtx.edu) to complete the audition procedure.

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

The music department offers three types of scholarships, which are described below. In order to receive any type of scholarship, the student must return the Scholarship Acceptance Form (mailed with the award letter) to Mr. Sul (sul@uiwtx.edu). No scholarship money will be released until this form is completed.

1. ANNUALLY RENEWABLE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Students may receive annually renewable music scholarships of up to $4,000 per academic year for music majors, or up to $800 per academic year for music minors. These scholarships are awarded to students who exhibit notable musical aptitude and who show significant potential to succeed in their chosen music program. Entering students must audition in January or February of the academic year prior to their entrance to UIW to be eligible for these awards. Current students not receiving the maximum amount may audition in January to increase their annual award.

2. ONE-YEAR MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
One-Year Music Scholarships are available to entering students who audition in the summer, and currently enrolled music majors and minors not already receiving the maximum amount. Auditions for one-year scholarships are held in the fall semester, and awards are disbursed in the spring semester. Application for One-Year Scholarship

3. ENSEMBLE SCHOLARSHIPS
Ensemble scholarships are awarded at the discretion of ensemble directors. A student must register for the ensemble in order to receive an ensemble scholarship. Consult with the ensemble director for details and eligibility.

For more detailed information, consult the UIW Student Handbook Section XII