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UWSP at Wausau Music Scholarship Auditions


All incoming students interested in participating in a UWSP at Wausau Music Ensemble (Vocal Jazz, Concert Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble) are encouraged to audition for a UW-Stevens Point at Wausau Music Scholarship. You do not need to be a music major to audition for a scholarship.

Scholarships range from $250 - $1,500 (award amounts based on audition and the needs of the music program).  Most scholarship awards are between $500 and $1,000 and are equal to or exceed the amount given by many other UW music departments.

2022 Audition Details

Auditions are available by appointment.  Email: 

Classical Scholarship Audition Requirements

  • Voice
    Prepare two contrasting vocal pieces with piano accompaniment. At least one should be a classical aria or art song. The second may be from the musical theater repertoire. You may bring your own accompanist; otherwise, one will be provided for you. 

  • Wind and String Instruments
    Prepare two pieces in contrasting styles and be prepared to demonstrate your knowledge of scales.

  • Piano and Guitar
    Prepare two contrasting pieces of moderate difficulty, and be prepared to demonstrate your knowledege of scales and arpeggios.  

  • Percussion
    Prepare both a snare solo and a mallet solo.

Jazz Scholarship Audition Requirements
  • Singers, Brass, and Saxophone
    Prepare two contrasting jazz standards

  • Piano and Guitar
    Prepare two constrating jazz standards.  Also be prepared to demonstrate comping in both swing and bossa nova grooves.

  • Bass
    Be prepared to demonstrate walking bass lines in swing and play time in bossa nova and jazz rock/funk

  • Drums
    Be prepared to play time in swing, bossa nova, and jazz rock/funk

NOTE: Music Scholarship Auditions may be performed in person on campus, over zoom, or via recorded video submission.  Please let us know your preferred audition modality when you email to set up an audition.


Dr. Timothy Buchholz with any questions:

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