Entrance/Scholarship Auditions

 

You do not have to be a Music major or minor to participate in our ensembles and earn scholarships.  If you would like to participate in an ensemble (or several ensembles), scroll down, find your group(s), and submit an audition for each.  We look forward to hearing from you!

 

AUDITIONS FOR ORCHESTRA SCHOLARSHIPS

AND/OR STRINGS MAJORS (INCLUDING GUITAR)
 

A limited number of Wind/Percussion players can apply for orchestra scholarships through auditions. Contact the Orchestra Director, Dr. Francisco de Galvez (fgalvez@weber.edu) for more information. 

 
Auditions for orchestra scholarships and/or strings majors for the 2022-2023 school year are not yet scheduled, but are typically held in the winter.  Please check back in November for dates and sign-ups.  If you need to audition to join a Music program for this school year, please contact Patty Coan, the department secretary, for information. 
 
Please fill out this form and submit it with your audition.
 
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 10 minutes). Accompaniment is welcome but not required.
 
New Music majors and minors need to take a Theory Placement Test to identify the appropriate Music Theory course for registration.  The placement exam will be offered virtually in March; please check back for details.

 

We encourage students to apply to Weber State University at their earliest opportunity, preferably before auditions.  Applying early provides the best chance to be considered for university scholarships and achieving maximum results.

 


AUDITIONS FOR BAND SCHOLARSHIPS

AND/OR BRASS AND WOODWINDS MAJORS


Auditions for band scholarships and/or brass and woodwinds majors for the 2022-2023 school year are not yet scheduled, but are typically held in the winter.  Please check back in November for dates and sign-ups.  If you need to audition to join a Music program for this school year, please contact Patty Coan, the department secretary, for information.

For auditions on woodwinds or brass instruments, your video should contain the following:

1. Introduce yourself, tell us what school you are attending and give any information relating to your music activities.
2. Play a chromatic scale and three different major scales of your choice.
3. Perform excerpts from two contrasting solos or etudes for a total of no longer than four minutes.  The materials should demonstrate technique and expression and may be performed with or without accompaniment.
 

New Music majors and minors need to take a Theory Placement Test to identify the appropriate Music Theory course for registration.  The placement exam will be offered virtually in March; please check back for details.

We encourage students to apply to Weber State University at their earliest opportunity, preferably before auditions.  Applying early provides the best chance to be considered for university scholarships and achieving maximum results.

 

PERCUSSION


Auditions for Percussion for the 2022-2023 school year are not yet scheduled, but are typically held in the winter.  Please check back in November for dates and sign-ups.  If you need to audition to join a Music program for this school year, please contact Patty Coan, the department secretary, for information.
 

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.

If you are unable to gain access to any of the above equipment to record your audition materials, do your best to prepare something in as many of the above areas as you are able. 

New Music majors and minors need to take a Theory Placement Test to identify the appropriate Music Theory course for registration.  The placement exam will be offered virtually in March; please check back for details.

We encourage students to apply to Weber State University at their earliest opportunity, preferably before auditions.  Applying early provides the best chance to be considered for university scholarships and achieving maximum results.

 

PIANO    


Auditions for Piano for the 2022-2023 school year are not yet scheduled, but are typically held in the winter.  Please check back in November for dates and sign-ups.  If you need to audition to join a Music program for this school year, please contact Patty Coan, the department secretary, for information.
 
 
Please fill out this form and submit it with your audition.

 

Perform two early advanced level memorized pieces from contrasting style periods (such as Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern). Demonstrate piano technique fluency by playing scales and arpeggios.

  
New Music majors and minors need to take a Theory Placement Test to identify the appropriate Music Theory course for registration.  The placement exam will be offered virtually in March; please check back for details.
 
We encourage students to apply to Weber State University at their earliest opportunity, preferably before auditions.  Applying early provides the best chance to be considered for university scholarships and achieving maximum results.
 
 
 


VOICE/CHORAL    

 

Auditions for Voice majors for the 2022-2023 school year are not yet scheduled, but are typically held in the winter.  Please check back in November for dates and sign-ups.  If you need to audition to join a Music program for this school year, please contact Patty Coan, the department secretary, for information.

 
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 placement exam will be offered virtually in March; please check back for details.
 
We encourage students to apply to Weber State University at their earliest opportunity, preferably before auditions.  Applying early provides the best chance to be considered for university scholarships and achieving maximum results.
 
 
 
If you have questions about your audition submission, please contact Patty Coan (pcoan@weber.edu) for guidance.