Getting Started

Entrance Auditions

Scholarship Auditions

Ensemble Auditions

Ensembles that require auditions are listed below.


For audition sign-up, contact Christine Gines in the Department of Music office: 801-863-6480, christine.gines@uvu.edu, Gunther Technology 332.

CHAMBER CHOIR
Reed Criddle, Director
MUSC 322R
TWRF 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
GT 507

WOMEN’S CHOIR
Cherilyn Worthen, Director
MUSC 328R
MWF 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
GT 507

MEN'S CHOIR
Reed Criddle, Director
MUSC 327R
MWF 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
GT 509

WIND SYMPHONY
Thomas Keck, Director
MUSC 330R
MW 12:00 pm – 1:40 pm
GT416

 

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Cheung Chau, Director
MUSC 370R
TR 11:00 am – 12:40 pm
GT 416

String auditions for Symphony Orchestra will be held August 23 from 11-1 in GT332c. Students should contact the Music Department Office at X8534 to set up their audition time.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Cheung Chau, Director
MUSC 372R
F 12:00 pm – 1:40 pm
GT416

JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Alex Heitlinger, Director
MUSC 332R
TR 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
GT416

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Doug Smith, Director
MUSC 331R
MW 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
GT 416

Theory Placement

All students enrolled in MUSC 1110, Music Theory I, are required to take a music theory placement examination on the first day of semester classes. The results of this test may indicate a need for further theory training before entrance into Music Theory I. In such cases, students should register for MUSC 1100, Fundamentals of Music (offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters). Students who register for Fundamentals of Music during Fall semester may remain on track with the required course sequences by taking Music Theory I, and Aural Skills I during Spring semester; followed by Music Theory II and Aural Skills II during Summer semester.


Theory Placement Sample Test

Theory Placement Test Solution

Keyboard Proficiency

Music majors are required to pass keyboard proficiency examinations in preparation for their Sophomore review. Students who complete Group Piano I, II, III, and IV with a ‘B’ or higher will fulfill exam requirements. Students who have attained a requisite level of competency in piano may be exempted from group piano coursework through a demonstration of exam requirements. Keyboard proficiency examinations for the 2016-2017 academic year will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, December 12, 2016, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, GT 336a
Wednesday, December 13, 2016, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, GT 336a
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, GT 336a
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, GT 336a
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, GT 336a

To schedule a time, please contact the Music Department office at 801-863-6480.

Students need to demonstrate proficiency in all skills included in each examination. No more than three mistakes per skill are allowed.

Group Piano I Exam:

  1. Play all Major Scales and Arpeggios, 2 octaves hands together with correct fingering. No metronome requirement.
  2. Play the following chord progression in all Major and minor keys, hands together:  I-IV-I-V7-I.
  3. Harmonize a simple RH melody at sight using the following LH triads:  I, IV, V7.  Play at least one chord in an inversion.
  4. Transpose the same RH melody into another key (half step or whole step higher/lower) using the I, IV, and V7 chords.
  5. Sight-read a simple piece hands together.

Group Piano II Exam:

  1. Play all Major and harmonic minor Scales and Arpeggios, 2 octaves hands together with correct fingering. No metronome requirement.
  2. Play the following chord progression in all Major and minor keys, hands together:  I-vi-IV-ii-V7-I.
  3. Harmonize a simple RH melody at sight using the following LH triads:  I, ii, IV, V7, vi.  Play inversions for multiple chords.
  4. Transpose the same RH melody into any key (Major or minor) using the I, ii, IV, and V7, and vi chords.
  5. Sight-read an intermediate piece hands together.
  6. Prepare a memorized piece at least one page in length.

Group Piano III Exam:

  1. Play all Major scales and Arpeggios, 4 octaves hands together with correct fingering.
    • Scales at minimum of MM=76, sixteenth note subdivision
    • Arpeggios at minimum of MM=63, triplet subdivision
  2. Sing a simple RH melody at sight using solfege while playing a two-handed accompaniment.
  3. Play seventh chords starting from any pitch:  M7, Mm7, m7, Half-dim 7, Dim 7.
  4. Sight-read a simple piece using alto and tenor clefs.
  5. Perform the following common chord modulations starting from any Major key:
    • Tonic-Dominant key modulation (example: C Major to G Major) 
    • Tonic-Relative minor modulation (example: G Major to E minor)
  6. Sight-read an intermediate piece hands together.

Group Piano IV Exam:

  1. Play all Major and harmonic minor scales and Arpeggios, 4 octaves hands together with correct fingering.
    • Scales at minimum of MM=76, sixteenth note subdivision
    • Arpeggios at minimum of MM=63, triplet subdivision
  2. Play the following modal scales, 1 octave hands together from any pitch:  Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Phrygian, Dorian. No metronome requirement.
  3. Prepare a popular RH melody chord chart using an appropriate LH accompaniment. Improvise a new RH melody using the same LH chords from your selection.
  4. Sight-read a four-part hymn.
  5. Sight-read and then transpose a simple piece with a connecting bridge modulation between any two keys (Major or minor).