Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Auditions
- How do I know what to prepare for my audition?
Audition requirements, specified by degree program, are available here.
- Do I need to be able to read music to be considered for admission into a degree program in music at WCSU?
Yes. The ability to read and interpret standard musical notation is required for admission into all music degree programs.
- When will I know if I passed my audition?
You will be notified within two weeks of your audition.
- If I am accepted by the Department of Music, does that mean that I am also accepted by WCSU?
No. You must also apply academically to the Office of Admissions.
- What if I am accepted by the Department of Music but not by WCSU?
There are still options. Contact the Music Department immediately upon hearing from the Office of Admissions.
- What if I am accepted by WCSU, but not by the Department of Music?
You may still attend WCSU, but not as a music major. We have many non-music majors playing in our performing ensembles.
- What if I applied for a BM or BS degree but was accepted into the BA program instead?
You may re-apply for your desired degree program at the end of your first year of study.
- Does the Department of Music offer scholarships?
Yes, but they are very limited. The relatively lower cost of a state-assisted institution is subsidized by your parent’s tax dollars. WCSU represents a great value when compared to private conservatories with similar programs. Don’t be fooled by large “scholarships” from these institutions. The only true comparison is the bottom line: how much do my parents have to write a check for after discounts, financial aid and scholarships.
- How do I apply for a Department of Music Scholarship?
The level of your audition and the type of instrument you play generally determines your eligibility for a scholarship. Please click here for more information.
- If I am auditioning on voice do I need to bring an accompanist?
No, an accompanist will be provided for you.