Scholarship auditions for the 2014–15 academic year will be held on Friday, February
14 and Saturday, February 15, 2014. Music majors and non-majors alike are eligible
for a variety of scholarships, ranging from quarter to full tuition. Students who
wish to perform a live audition should contact the appropriate faculty area coordinators
for specific instruments or voice to schedule an audition time. Live auditions are
recommended, as they provide students with the opportunity to meet and perform for
the faculty. Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring an accompanist to
the live audition. Students also have the option to submit a recorded audition (DVD,
CD or MP3), which must be received at the UVU Department of Music by 5:00 p.m. February
15, 2014. Students who miss the February auditions are welcome to contact the appropriate
faculty area coordinators at any time throughout the year to schedule an audition.
Their applications will be placed on a waiting list and considered as openings become
Scholarship auditions may also be used as an entrance audition into the music major.
STEPS IN THE SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION PROCESS
- Apply to Utah Valley University and make a note of the eight-digit student UVID number
assigned to you. You will need this number for the audition form.
- Prepare an audition program that fulfills your area's audition repertoire requirements.
- Complete the “Exceptional Performance Scholarship Application and Audition Form”
Mail the form to: Utah Valley University
Admission Application for
Music Department, Mailstop 165
800 W. University Pkwy
Orem, UT 84058
- Contact the faculty member area coordinator from the following list by phone or email
to schedule a specific audition time:
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS
- Be a Utah resident (Note: a limited number of non-resident scholarships are available)
- Be a high school graduate, transfer student, or current UVU student with a minimum
2.5 cumulative GPA
- Enroll as a full-time student (12 credit hours minimum)
- Enroll in private lessons (MUSC 160R, 250R, or 450R)
- Fulfill large/small ensemble performing requirements as assigned through audition
Award recipients will be notified through their UVLink email. Music scholarships are
one-year awards unless otherwise specifically stated.
SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS
- One major or minor Baroque work (such as Bach or Scarlatti), demonstrating memorization,
appropriate style and tempo
- One movement from any Classical Sonata (such as Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert),
demonstrating memorization, appropriate style and tempo
- One major or minor work from the Romantic Era (such as Brahms, Debussy, Chopin, Mendelssohn,
Schumann, Ravel), demonstrating memorization, appropriate style and tempo
- Four octave Major and harmonic minor scales played at MM=96, demonstrating technical
proficiency and correct fingering
- Sight-reading demonstrating rhythmic and note accuracy
- One slow piece or etude demonstrating tone quality and vibrato
- One fast piece or etude demonstrating technical ability, proficiency with higher positions
and standard bowing techniques (spiccato, martelé, etc.)
- Sight-reading of an orchestral excerpt
- Two selections from different style periods, demonstrating appropriate tempo and technical
- Harpists may use a UVU harp for the audition or bring their own harp
- One slow piece or etude demonstrating tone quality and expression
- One fast piece or etude demonstrating technical ability and proficiency with articulation
- Sight-reading of a standard excerpt
- One lyrical solo or etude demonstrating tone quality, phrasing, and musicianship
- One fast piece or etude demonstrating technical ability
- Two contrasting, memorized, art songs, one of which may be an aria. One must be in
French, German, or Italian.
- One solo or etude on each instrument that you are comfortable playing. If your experience
is mostly on one instrument, please audition on that instrument.
- To be considered for a scholarship, please prepare a solo, etude, or orchestral/band
excerpt in each of the following three instrument categories: Marimba, xylophone,
or vibraphone; Snare drum; and Timpani. Applicants may also perform excerpts for accessory
instruments like cymbals, tambourine, bass drum, or triangle.
- To be considered for drum set performing positions and scholarships, please be prepared
to play time and solo in various jazz, Latin, and rock styles.
- Players at all levels are welcome to audition.
- Sight-reading of an orchestral or band excerpt or etude may also be requested.
Students should prepare ONE of the following:
- An original composition score in PDF format and MP3 sound recording
- Final mix of a Pro Tools or Digital Performer file
- Final mix in a MP3 or WAV format
General questions can be answered by calling the Department of Music at 801-863-6480.