Entrance and Scholarship Auditions

2019-2020 Music Auditions

Auditions are for students who intend to major or minor in music, as well as non-major/minor consideration for scholarships. 

All students who are interested in becoming a music major or minor for the 2019-2020 school year must audition using one of the three options below. Those who participate in auditions are automatically eligible for scholarship consideration. Non-music major/minors are also eligible for music scholarships by completing an audition using one of the three options below. Non-majors/minors who receive a scholarship must register and participate in a major ensemble and private lessons according to their area of study during the 2019-2020 school year.

Primary Audition Options

On-Campus Auditions

  • Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019

Satellite Auditions

Online Submissions

Online submissions will be due by 5 p.m. on March 2. Online submissions sent in after this date will not be eligible for scholarships and will be considered on a space available basis. Please see below for more information.

Audition Requirements

Please visit the appropriate auditions page below after reading the general audition information.

General Audition Information

WWU Application

All students auditioning for the music department must also apply to the general university. Admission to the general university and music auditions are handled separately, and students will receive notifications of admission at different times. Students do not need to wait for the WWU admission decision and can send in an audition request at any time. Please visit the WWU admissions page for more information regarding the application process.

Scheduling an Audition

All auditions are scheduled through our online audition request form. Students must provide a regularly checked email as this is the primary point of contact for scheduling auditions.

Timeline of Results

After the submission of an audition request, students will receive an official email from Lee Anne Frahn indicating the time and date of their audition. Students may also receive an email from their area coordinator indicating the time and date of their audition. These students will receive a follow-up official email from Lee Anne Frahn with more details regarding the audition day.

The timeline of results varies by audition area and is dependent on the amount of auditions, competition, and overall studio availability. We will notify all students of their audition results by March 11, 2019. Students, however, could receive audition results throughout the primary audition season. Changes to the date of notification may occur at the discretion of the audition committee.  Admitted students are required to confirm their intention to enroll in the music major or minor by April 22, 2019. This allows us to grant admission to wait listed students in a timely manner before the university enrollment deadline of May 1, 2019. If a student has concerns about indicating their enrollment by April 22nd, 2019, they should reach out to Lee Anne Frahn.

Audition Cancellation

Students may cancel up to one week before their scheduled audition. To complete the cancellation, students must email  Lee Anne Frahn indicating their request to cancel. Students wishing to change audition dates or time slots must also email Lee Anne Frahn with that request and we will do our best to schedule an audition on the next available date.

Online Submissions

Although we strongly encourage all students to participate in live auditions, we do accept video and audio online submissions in lieu of a live audition for entrance and scholarship consideration. Each area has specific policies regarding video vs. audio recorded submissions. Please review those policies before submitting an online audition. Online submissions will be due by 5 p.m. on March 2. Online submissions sent in after our this date will not be eligible for scholarship and will be considered on a space available basis.  

Live Audition Location

Live auditions will be held in various rooms in the Performing Arts Center ("PA" on campus maps and directories) during all primary audition dates. Students will be emailed an audition packet along with their audition time and date. This packet will provide more information regarding parking, travel recommendations, and a map of our building. Please visit our campus map site for more information regarding parking, accessibility, and directions

Composition Requirements

Prospective composition majors must also submit a portfolio of previous work for faculty review. The portfolio should consist of  notated scores and any recordings, live or midi. Non-local students may submit their scores and recordings online. Please contact Dr. Bruce Hamilton to schedule an interview for the same day of your entrance audition. Prospective students will be notified of their acceptance into the composition program once they are accepted into the Department of Music based on instrumental or vocal audition.

Ensemble Participation and Auditions

Ensemble auditions are scheduled separately each fall before school begins. Students intending to only play in ensembles are not required to attend our entrance and scholarship auditions. All music majors and minors must attend ensemble auditions in the fall to be placed in an ensemble. 

2018-2019 School Term

We are no longer holding open auditions for the 2018-2019 school term. If you are a student hoping to begin a music major or minor during winter or spring 2019, please email Lee Anne Frahn.

Questions

Students who have questions regarding the general information, the audition request form, and the music majors and minor can email Lee Anne Frahn. Questions regarding the audition process, repertoire and audition times should direct their questions to the appropriate area coordinator. That information is located under each auditions page above.