Your journey West begins here.

Perhaps your band program in high school has inspired you to bring your love of music to to a new generation. Perhaps you loved performing for others and want to continue at a professional level. Perhaps you've heard amazing music - and are inspired to create your own. Whatever the reason, you've chosen to Look West toward your goals. If you believe music is your destination, your journey begins here.

 

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Audition

To be admitted to the Department of Music, a successful audition is required for the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Music (All concentrations)
  • Master of Music with a concentration in Performance
  • Music Minor

Auditions are also required for students seeking other majors to be considered for scholarship opportunities.

 

Audition Dates

Music Admission & Scholarship Audition Dates for Students entering Fall 2019:

  • Monday, February 18 (During Destination: Music)
  • Saturday, March 9
  • Saturday, April 6

 

  • Audition Dates

    Music Admission & Scholarship Audition Dates for Students entering Fall 2019:

    • Monday, February 18 (During Destination: Music)
    • Saturday, March 9
    • Saturday, April 6

Music Admission Requirements

  • Admissions & Scholarship Audition Dates for students entering Fall 2019

    Should I audition?

    You should audition for admission to the Department of Music if you are:

    • an incoming freshmen and transfer student who plans to major or minor in music at the University of West Georgia.
    • a current UWG student wishing to declare a major or minor in music.
    • wishing to be considered for scholarship opportunities in bands or choirs.
      *Audition early for scholarship consideration!*

    When should I audition?

    The audition dates for students entering no later than Fall semester 2019 are:

    • Monday February 18
    • Other dates TBA

    How do I apply?

    Follow the steps below:

    1. Complete and submit the application no later than one week prior to your audition
    2. Submit a letter of recommendation from a music teacher who is familiar with your performance skills.
      Apply for admission to UWG. You may audition before you are admitted to the University. Scholarships and admission to the Department of Music are contingent upon admission to the University.
    3. Attend a scheduled audition day. If you cannot appear for an audition on any of the designated dates, please call (678) 839-6516 or email music@westga.edu to arrange an audition appointment.

    After we receive your application we will notify you of your audition time.

    What should I perform?

    Note: You must provide a copy of the music you will perform

    • Voice: Perform from memory two contrasting solos of art music in Italian and English. Keyboard accompaniments are required. You may bring your own accompanist, or one will be provided upon request.

      Books for Italian Songs:

      - 24 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th and 18th Centuries (in Medium High and Medium Low voice) G. Schirmer, Inc.
      - 28 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th and 18th Centuries (in High, Medium High, Medium, Medium Low and Low voice) G. Schirmer, Inc.
      *Please avoid using the Italian songs and aria versions used for the GMEA All-State Chorus auditions.

      Examples of Books with appropriate English songs:

      -15 American Art Songs (Low and High voice). G. Schirmer, Inc.
      - Folk Songs for Solo Singers. Ed. Jay Althouse. Alfred Music.
      -15 Easy Folk Songs.(High and Low voice). Hal Leonard
      English songs in:
      -First/Second Book Series (such as First Book of Soprano Solos). Compiled by Joan Frey Boytim, G. Schirmer, Inc.
      -Easy Songs for Beginning (Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone), G. Schirmer, Inc.
      -Standard Vocal Literature (Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone/Bass) Hal Leonard

      *Please contact Dr. Dawn Neely with further questions about appropriate repertoire. dneely@westga.edu

    • Winds: Perform a published solo (preferred) or etude such as those required for solo festival. Accompaniments are not required.
    • Percussion: Perform a published solo or etude for snare drum, timpani and keyboard percussion.
    • Piano: Perform from memory two contrasting standard repertoire pieces.
    • Guitar: Perform a published solo or etude written or transcribed for classical guitar.

     

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  • Graduate Admissions

    Graduate Admissions are made through the UWG Graduate school.

    Apply to the Graduate School