Scholarship Auditions

Prospective UVU Student Entrance & Scholarship Audition Application

Returning UVU Student Entrance & Scholarship Audition Application

STEPS IN THE SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION PROCESS

  1. Be a high school graduate, transfer student, or current UVU student with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  2. (Note: private scholarship awards require a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA).
  3. If you are not a current UVU student, apply to Utah Valley University and make a note of the eight-digit student UV ID number assigned to you. You will need this number for the audition application form.
  4. Select an audition program that fulfills your area's audition repertoire requirements (see "Scholarship Audition Repertoire Requirements" below).
  5. Complete UVU’s General Scholarship Application (https://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/) by March 1, 2023.
  6. Complete the Audition Application form.
  7. Once you have submitted the form, you will receive an email notification regarding a specific assignment within the date and time block you have selected on the audition application form.
  8. After your audition, you will receive an email notification from the Department of Music during March, concerning your audition results. The Scholarship Office will process your scholarship award when all scholarship criteria have been met. This includes:
    1. Full admission to UVU
    2. Receipt of a UV ID number
    3. Submission of transcript(s) (either high school if just graduated or college if transferring)
    4. A minimum 2.5 GPA (3.0 GPA for a private scholarship award)
    5. Submission of ACT or SAT scores
    6. Utah residency (unless you have been offered a non-resident scholarship)
    7. Have no previous bachelor's degree
    Once you have met these criteria, you will receive an email notification from the Scholarship Office in your myUVU. If you wish to accept the scholarship, follow the instructions for electronic acceptance as indicated at https://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/faq.html. The deadline for scholarship acceptance is May 1, 2023.
  9. If you have applied for and received an academic scholarship, the combination of academic and music scholarships may not exceed full tuition. A full-tuition academic scholarship will supersede a music scholarship. Scholarships will not cover fees. Scholarships are one-year awards unless otherwise specifically stated. Pending annual audition and GPA results, scholarships may be received for a total of eight semesters.
  10.  If you have additional questions, contact your music faculty area coordinator.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS

  1. Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (3.0 cumulative GPA for private scholarships)
  2. Enroll as a full-time student (12 credit hours minimum)
  3. Enroll in private lessons (MUSC 145R, 245R, 250R, 450R, or 455R)
  4. Fulfill large/small ensemble performing requirements as assigned through ensemble auditions held at the beginning of Fall 2023 semester

Award recipients will be notified through their myUVU email. Music scholarships are one-year awards unless otherwise specifically stated.

Private Lessons

PERSONAL PRACTICE
Proper lesson preparation is crucial to the success of private instruction. Practice requirements for non-music majors are one or more hours per day. Music majors should be devoting at minimum two hours per day (see area coordinators for specific requirements). Private practice time should be focused and disciplined, with clear aims in mind. Students should consult frequently with their teachers to receive recommendations for effective practice strategies. Continual exposure to recordings and live performances will accelerate the development of technical and interpretive skills. Private teachers may choose to use practice charts or some other method of evaluating student practice. Music majors will be asked to provide average weekly practice amounts during their juried evaluations at the end of each semester.

CANCELED LESSONS
Private instructors are under no obligation to make up a missed lesson unless notified at least 24 hours in advance. If an instructor needs to cancel a lesson, it will be rescheduled.

PERFORMANCE CLASSES
All music majors are required to attend and perform in their area performance classes. Performance classes provide vital opportunities for student performances, critiques, discussions on performance practices, and guest artist appearances. Performance classes meet during specified times for each performance area. Students must register for MUSC 251R or MUSC 451R Performance Class concurrently with their private instruction courses (MUSC 250R, 450R, or 455R).

JURIES
All music majors are required to perform in a jury at the end of the semester. Guidelines for jury preparation and performance are determined within each performance area. Three weeks prior to juries, students should come to the music office and fill out a jury form. This form will be used by jury members to record their evaluations. Following juries, students may come to the music office to receive a copy of their juried evaluations. A copy will also be placed in each student's permanent file.

TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS
Private lesson assignments are arranged by performance area coordinators in consultation with area faculty. Students with a teacher preference should indicate that preference on the lesson sign-up form. The coordinator and faculty member will determine if the assignment is appropriate and beneficial to the student. Students will receive an email notification of their teacher assignment by the end of the first week of classes. Lessons begin the second week of classes.

Performance Area Coordinators: