Scholarship and Entrance Audition Dates
The WSU School of Music schedules regular scholarship and entrance audition dates throughout the year. These dates are available here. Additionally, auditions can be scheduled on an individual basis beyond the scheduled audition dates.
Scheduling an Audition for Scheduled Audition Dates
Audition times can be reserved by completing the on-line audition request form. The WSU applied music faculty member(s) who will be conducting the audition will contact the student to confirm the audition date, time, and location.
Scheduling an Audition Outside of Scheduled Dates
Individual auditions beyond the scheduled dates need to be arranged with individual faculty members. Complete the on-line audition request form indicating a request for a special day and time.
Auditions with WSU applied faculty are conducted as informative and helpful twenty to thirty minute mini lessons. Students may use literature currently being studied or performed. It is helpful to bring literature to the mini lesson/audition that demonstrates both lyrical and technical accomplishment.
For information about vocal auditions, please click here.
Music Major Scholarship Application Process
The School of Music provides substantial scholarships to academically qualified and musically talented students. In order to be considered for a music scholarship students must:
• Be admitted to WSU. An admission application can be completed on (www.wichita.edu).
• Complete a Music Scholarship/Entrance Audition.
• For need based scholarship consideration, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the WSU priority date of March 1. To authorize release of your data to WSU, you will need to list WSU by using our federal school code of 001950.
Since Music Scholarships are limited, students are encouraged to complete this process early in the academic year. Guaranteed consideration for a music scholarship is given to those students who have completed this process by December 1. The School of Music begins the awarding of Music Scholarships to new and transfer students in mid January. Scholarship awards are made on a first-come-first-served basis beginning with those students who have auditioned during the fall semester. In awarding scholarships, music majors receive a higher priority of consideration than do non-music major students. Students receive Music Scholarship award notices and contracts by mail and have ten business days after the receipt of the notification to accept the award.
School of Music Rehearsal Observations and Campus Visits
Student and parents are encouraged to:
• Visit WSU
• Attend rehearsals of the nationally and internationally recognized School of Music ensembles
• Visit with WSU faculty
• Arrange for a private lesson on their instrument
• Take a campus and residence halls tour
• Meet with admission officers and financial aid counselors
Prospective undergraduate students can schedule an appointment for a campus and School of Music visit by contacting the WSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions. When contacting Admissions for an appointment, you may request to sit in on an ensemble rehearsal (band, choir, orchestra, or jazz) and take an exploratory private lesson with a faculty member in your primary instrument of voice part. School of Music ensembles rehearse most afternoons with Choirs and Orchestra on Tuesday/Thursday and Bands and Jazz on Monday/Wednesday/Friday.
Admission to Degree Programs
Prior to acceptance into a music degree program, all incoming freshman and transfer students must
(1) audition on their primary instrument or voice part for the appropriate faculty, and (2) be admitted to the University. Transfer students must satisfy music performance and academic expectations relative to their levels at the time of transfer.