Entrance/Scholarship Auditions


BRASS AND WOODWINDS     

January 20, 2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Room 133

To arrange an audition, click here. 
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.

If you have any questions about the brass and woodwind audition, you may contact Dr. Shannon Roberts by email at shannonroberts@weber.edu.

  • 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 in Room 322.

While we prefer live auditions, we understand that is not always possible. You may submit a video audition here. Submissions are due January 20, 2018. Please include all audition requirements except for sight-reading. There is a $30 charge to submit a video audition. 

 

PERCUSSION

January 20, 2018
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Room 133

To arrange an audition, click here. 
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.

If you have questions about the Percussion audition, you may contact Sam Bryson by 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 in Room 322.

While we prefer live auditions, we understand that is not always possible. You may submit a video audition here. Submissions are due January 20, 2018. Please include all audition requirements except for sight-reading. There is a $30 charge to submit a video audition.

 

 

STRINGS 

January 20, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Room 113
 
To arrange an audition click here.
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.
 
If you have any questions about the strings audition, you may contact Dr. Shi-Wa Wang at swang@weber.edu or Dr. Francisco de Galvez at fgalvez@weber.edu.


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 in Room 322.

While we prefer live auditions, we understand that is not always possible. You may submit a video audition here. Submissions are due January 20, 2018. Please include all audition requirements except for sight-reading. There is a $30 charge to submit a video audition.

 


VOICE/CHORAL    

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Room 136
 
To arrange an audition click here.
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.
 
If you have questions about the vocal audition, you may contact Dr. Karen Bruestle by phone (801-626-6439) or email at karenbrookens@weber.edu
 
  • New Music Majors and Minors need to take a Theory Theory Placement Test to identify the appropriate Music Theory course for registration. The Theory Placement Test will be given at the scholarship auditions in Room 322.
While we prefer live auditions, we understand that is not always possible. You may submit a video audition here. Submissions are due January 20, 2018. Please include all audition requirements except for sight-reading. There is a $30 charge to submit a video audition.

 


PIANO      

January 20, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Room 352
 
To arrange an audition, click here.
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.
  
If you have questions about the piano audition, you may contact Dr. Yu-Jane Yang by phone (801-626-7489), or email at yyang@weber.edu.
 
  • 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 in Room 322.

While we prefer live auditions, we understand that is not always possible. You may submit a video audition here. Submissions are due January 20, 2018. Please include all audition requirements except for sight-reading. There is a $30 charge to submit a video audition.