Audition Information

Students who wish to major in music at UW-Superior must audition for admission to the Music Department. Prospective Music students are encouraged to contact the Music Department to schedule a free trial lesson with their respective instrumental or vocal professor. 

If a student wishes to be a music minor, or simply be involved in the musical ensembles, that student does not need to audition. Please contact the appropriate ensemble director for information.

Audition Dates:

  • December 10, 2021 Video Audition (Early Scholarship Decision)
  • February 18, 2022 Video Audition
  • March 4, 2022 Video Audition
  • April 29, 2022 Video Audition

Audition Requirements: Freshmen Students

All prospective Music Majors must audition for admission to the Music Department.

Schedule an audition.

After you’ve submitted the form, we will contact you within 1-2 business days. Prepare two contrasting pieces for your audition; classical is preferred. Video Submissions should be uploaded to YouTube as an unlisted video and the links should be sent to Though allowed, accompaniment is not required for video auditions. Please say your name and introduce the pieces that you will perform in your recording.

Submit either a written or video response to the following questions:

  • What interests you about studying music and how will studying music achieve your future career goals?
  • What appeals to you about studying music at UW-Superior and in what ways do you feel UW-Superior will be a good fit for your musical studies?

A letter of recommendation is required from your high school music teacher or private instructor. They should be emailed to

All new students are required to take a music theory assessment. The assessment is administered with the sole purpose of helping the UW-Superior Music Faculty see the depth of knowledge incoming students have in the realm of music theory. In no way will the results of this exam impact your admittance to the UW-Superior Music Department. You will receive more information about the placement assessment after you’ve scheduled your audition

Audition Requirements: Transfer Students

Students transferring from other institutions must perform an audition on their Major instrument and take placement examinations in Keyboard, Music History and Theory before registering for Music courses at UW-Superior.

Students must include at least one letter of recommendation from a university ensemble director or applied music teacher as part of their application process. The letter should be addressed to: Music Department Faculty.