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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.

Ensemble auditions for Spring 2017 will be held January 9-10. To schedule an audition time, contact the music department office at 801-863-6480 or 801-863-8534. 

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

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

Concert Attendance

Concert attendance is a graduation requirement for all music majors. To fulfill this requirement, students must register for CEMU 0010.001 Concert Attendance, which is a non-credit, pass/fail course, for a minimum of six semesters. To register for the course, students should select 2017 Non-Credit Fall, select Class Search, select CEMU – CCE Music, select Course Search and then View Sections. You will then be able to select the course and register. Concert attendance is an essential activity for musical development. Through the observation of concerts presented by others, students receive valuable insights that will help them prepare for their own performances. Further details about CEMU 0010.001 Concert Attendance are available through Canvas upon course registration. If CEMU 0010.001 does not automatically appear on Canvas, select Courses under Dashboard, select All Courses, and then click on the star next to CEMU-0010-001. The course will now appear on your dashboard.

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 2017-2018 academic year will be held on the following dates:

Monday, August 14: 10-11am, GT 336a
Wednesday, August 16: 4:30-5:30pm, GT 336a
Thursday, August 17: 4:30-5:30pm, GT 336a
Friday, August 18: 4-5pm, 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. Students are encouraged to download the following PDF files with the correct scale fingerings: Major Scale Fingerings, Harmonic minor Scale Fingerings

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).