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Audition for admittance as a Music major and for Music scholarships

• ClickAudition and Scholarship Application

•  Live auditions are strongly encouraged. In lieu of a live audition, students may submit to area coordinators a high-quality video (DVD), a sound recording (CD), online weblinks, or digital files for consideration (video is preferred).

Materials are sent to: Attn: (Area Coordinator)
University of Wyoming,  Department of Music, Dept. 30371000 East University Avenue Laramie WY 82071

• Audition Requirements

Brass

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Brass

Students who are interested in brass scholarships should be prepared to perform major scales in addition to two selections of contrasting style. One selection should be in a lyric style, and the other should be more technical. It is recommended for the student to present live auditions but a CD or DVD may be accepted.

Contact : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (307) 766-3339

Keyboard

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Keyboard

Live auditions are strongly encouraged. Students should be prepared to play their audition pieces from memory. Applicants will be expected to be able to play major and minor scales and arpeggios in all keys.

1. One composition by Bach
2. One movement from a classical sonata  (Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, or Schubert)
3. One étude of virtuosity

4. Plus one of the two categories below:

 

  a. One substantial Romantic work (e.g., music by Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, or others).
  b. One composition by a 20th or 21st century composer


Scholarship recipients are expected to perform in two designated Music Department ensembles every semester, and must enroll in private piano or organ lessons. Accompanying is the primary ensemble required for keyboard scholarship recipients.


All keyboard scholarship applicants must demonstrate accompanying skills and will be asked to sightread an art song and an instrumental accompaniment.

Percussion

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Percussion

Students should prepare solos on snare drum, marimba or xylophone (2 or 4 mallets), timpani (two or four drums, with or without tuning changes), and drumset (demonstrate various styles).

Contact : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (307) 766-5030

Strings

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Strings

Live auditions and campus visits are strongly encouraged. Students should be prepared to play two contrasting works or movements of the same work. Students are encouraged to prepare scales to demonstrate technical proficiency, though this not a requirement.

Accompaniment is not required for auditions. If a student is submitting a recorded audition, the requirements are the same as those described above. High quality audio recordings are acceptable, but video recordings are preferred.

Contact : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (307) 766-3335

Vocal Arts

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Vocal Arts

Live auditions are strongly encouraged.  Students should be prepared to sing two selections from memory.  Both may be in English.  Your selections should be "classical" vocal repertoire.  Carefully choose repertoire that displays your current vocal abilities. An accompanist will be provided for the audition. 

Once you have completed the on-line scholarship application, you will be contacted regarding an audition time and a rehearsal time with the assigned accompanist. There will also be a sight-reading and ear-training component of this audition, which will be administered by Dr. Nicole Lamartine, Director of Choral Activities. In lieu of a live audition, candidates should submit a high-quality CD or DVD (DVD preferred) of their audition material.

Contact : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (307) 766-6376

Woodwinds

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Woodwinds

Incoming students will be asked to perform major scales and two short pieces in a contrasting style.  Students should choose one piece that is slow and lyrical and one that is faster and more technical. 

Contact :If students are unsure if their selections are appropriate they may contact the woodwind area coordinator, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (307) 766-4252, or the applied teacher.

Submit original transcripts of all previous work.  

If you graduated from UW you don't have to send transcripts. If you graduated or took classes elsewhere you must have official transcripts sent to Graduate Admissions.

 University of Wyoming Admissions, Dept. 3435, 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071 USA

 

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