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: Saturday, December 8, 2018 (beginning) Music Education Auditions/Seddon Hall/with specific tracks for Instrumental and Vocal auditions/entering FALL 2019 CLOSED
  • Audition date 2: Friday, January 11, 2019 (beginning at 1 pm) entering SPRING 2019 CLOSED
  • Audition date 3: Saturday, January 26, 2019 (beginning at 9 am) entering FALL 2019 CLOSED
  • Audition date 4: Saturday, February 23, 2019 (beginning at 9 am) entering FALL 2019 CLOSED
  • Audition date 5: Saturday, March 2, 2019 (beginning at 10 am) entering FALL 2019 CLOSED
  • Audition date 6: Monday, July 22, 2019 beginning at 1 pm (before July 23, orientation) Freshman/Transfer entering FALL 2019
  • Audition date 7: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 beginning at 1 pm (before August 8, orientation) Freshman/Transfer entering FALL 2019
  • Audition date 8: Thursday, August 15, 2019 beginning at 1 pm (on August 15, orientation) TRANSFER ONLY entering FALL 2019
  • Audition date 9: Friday, August 23, 2019 (beginning at 1 pm/Final Audition date for FALL 2019) Freshman/Transfer entering FALL 2019
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.

 

Attention 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, M.A. (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.

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.

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

Ensemble Scholarchips

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