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ENTRANCE AUDITION PROCEDURE-Requirements for Each Degree

1. E-mail the Music Department's Administrative Assistant, Mr. Roland Sul, M.A. (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 9, 2017 (beginning TBA) Music Education Auditions/Seddon Hall/entering FALL 2018

Audition date 2:  Friday, January 12, 2018 (beginning at 1 pm) entering Spring 2018

Audition date 3:  Saturday, January 27, 2018 (beginning at 9 am) entering FALL 2018

Audition date 4:  Saturday, February 24, 2018 (beginning at 9 am) entering FALL 2018

Audition date 5:  June TBA, 2018 (beginning at 1 pm/before TBA orientation) entering FALL 2018

Audition date 6:  July TBA, 2018 (beginning at 1 pm/before TBA orientation) entering FALL 2018

Audition date 7:  August TBA, 2018 (beginning at 1 pm) entering FALL 2018

Audition date 8: August TBA, 2018 (beginning at 1:30 pm/Final Audition date for FALL 2018) entering FALL 2018


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, M.A. (sul@uiwtx.edu) to complete the audition procedure.

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

The Department of Music offers four types of scholarships, 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 and returned. Please consult Financial Aid to find out how your scholarship award applies to your account.

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 calendar year in which they plan to enter UIW. Current students not receiving the maximum amount may audition in January to increase their annual award. 

These scholarships are renewable for 5 years. The award is contingent upon the following conditions: 

  1. Maintenance of full-time status (12 credit hours minimum) throughout each semester of the award 2.
  2. Enrollment in a major departmental ensemble (Chorale, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, or Orchestra) throughout each semester of the award, unless exempted by the music faculty for internships or student teaching
  3. Demonstrable progress toward completion of degree requirements 
  4. Maintenance of an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Failure to meet any of these conditions will result in withdrawal of the student’s scholarship. The UIW Music Faculty also reserves the right to terminate any music scholarship at any time based on unsatisfactory class performance or excessive absences. 

Detailed information about audition dates as well as Scholarship Audition Forms will be posted on the Department of Music website and sent in an e-mail.

 2. One-Year Music Scholarships 

One-Year Music Scholarships are available to current music students who are not receiving the maximum amount, through audition in the fall semester. Awards are disbursed in the spring semester. Eligible sophomores and upperclassmen must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0, and freshmen must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of their first full semester. One-year scholarships are not renewable. Students must re-audition in January to be considered for an annually renewable scholarship (see above). 

One-Year Scholarship Audition Form 

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.

 4. Endowed Scholarships 

 The Department of Music offers a limited number of endowed one-year scholarships based on academic merit. In the fall semester a notice is sent to current students about applying for these scholarships.   

Other University Scholarships 

The music faculty strongly encourages prospective and current students to explore scholarship opportunities outside the Department. Some of these opportunities are described on UIW’s Grants and Scholarships webpage. 


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