Entrance/Scholarship Auditions


BRASS AND WOODWINDS

Audition dates are now past. To arrange an audition for Fall 2018, please contact Dr. Shannon Roberts at shannonroberts@weber.edu and Dr. Daniel Jonas at danieljonas@weber.edu.
If you have questions about scheduling, please call the Performing Arts Office at 801-626-6437.

Prepare two contrasting solos or excerpts for a total of three to four minutes. The solos or excerpts should demonstrate technique and expression. They may be performed with or without accompaniment. Students will be asked to play their 12 major scales and sight-read a brief excerpt.

  • New Music Majors and Minors need to take a Theory Placement Test to identify the appropriate Music Theory course for registration. The Theory Placement Test will be given at the scholarship auditions as well as the Friday before the start of the semester in Room 322.
     

PERCUSSION


Audition dates are now past. To arrange an audition for Fall 2018, please contact Sam Bryson at jacobbryson@weber.edu
If you have questions about scheduling, please call the Performing Arts Office at 801-626-6437.

Please prepare in the following areas of percussion:

  • Snare Drum Solo or Etude of student choice.
  • Two and/or Four Mallet Solo or Etude of choice, Scales and Arpeggios (two octaves each).
  • Timpani Solo or Etude of student choice.
  • Drum Set (Optional) – The applicant should demonstrate styles skills in rhythmic improvisation in swing/be-bop, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian, and funk styles over Blues and AABA tune forms.  In addition, jazz big band experience should be demonstrated. 
    • It is suggested to bring an additional DVD of a performance with a jazz combo or big band. 
    • If interested in performing with jazz band, the applicant will be asked to sight read a big band part in the audition.

We invite you to schedule a private lesson with the director of percussion studies, free of charge, while visiting us at Weber State University. Please contact Sam Bryson via e-mail or phone at jacobbryson@weber.edu or 435-764-4958.

  • New Music Majors and Minors need to take a Theory Placement Test to identify the appropriate Music Theory course for registration. The Theory Placement Test will be given at the scholarship auditions as well as the Friday before the start of the semester in Room 322.
     

PIANO      

 
Audition dates are now past. To arrange an audition for Fall 2018, please contact Dr. Yu-Jane Yang at yyang@weber.edu and Dr. Ralph van der Beek at ralphvanderbeek@weber.edu.
Please print and fill out this form, and bring it to your audition.
If you have questions about scheduling, please call the Performing Arts Office at 801-626-6437.
 
Perform two early advanced level memorized pieces from contrasting style periods (such as Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern). Sight-read a late-intermediate/early-advanced level piano piece during the audition. Demonstrate piano technique fluency by playing scales and arpeggios at the audition.
  
  • New Music Majors and Minors need to take a Theory Placement Test to identify the appropriate Music Theory course for registration. The Theory Placement Test will be given at the scholarship auditions as well as the Friday before the start of the semester in Room 322.
     
 

STRINGS 
 

Audition dates are now past. To arrange an audition for Fall 2018, please contact Dr. Shi-Wa Wang at swang@weber.edu and Dr. Francisco de Galvez at fgalvez@weber.edu.
Please print and fill out this form, and bring it to your audition.
If you have questions about scheduling, please call the Performing Arts Office at 801-626-6437.
 
Prepare two major scales and one minor scale, with three octaves preferred, with a minimum of two octaves for string bass. Prepare two movements or pieces in contrasting styles and/or tempi. (Please note that entire audition time is only 15 minutes). Piano accompaniment is welcome but not required.

Harp auditions: 
Prepare two pieces of contrasting style that demonstrate the highest level of technical ability and musicianship. One of the pieces needs to be memorized. Harpists may either bring their own harp for the audition or make prior arrangements to use the WSU Lyon Healy 85 Concert Grand harp by contacting Julie Keyes, julie@jagharp.com.
 
  • New Music Majors and Minors need to take a Theory Placement Test to identify the appropriate Music Theory course for registration. The Theory Placement Test will be given at the scholarship auditions as well as the Friday before the start of the semester in Room 322.


VOICE/CHORAL    


Audition dates are now past. To arrange an audition for Fall 2018, please contact Dr. Karen Bruestle at kbrookens@weber.edu and Dr. Mark Henderson at mhenderson@weber.edu.
If you have questions about scheduling, please call the Performing Arts Office at 801-626-6437.
 
Prepare two songs. Each must be less than two minutes in length, classical, in contrasting styles and languages. You must have your own accompanist or a CD with accompaniment. The audition will also include sight singing.
 
  • New Music Majors and Minors need to take a Theory Placement Test to identify the appropriate Music Theory course for registration. The Theory Placement Test will be given at the scholarship auditions as well as the Friday before the start of the semester in Room 322.