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UW Oshkosh
Department of Music

800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Arts & Communication Center
Elmwood Ave. at
Woodland Ave.
Phone: (920) 424-4224
Fax: (920) 424-1266

Audition Update - Alternative Options for Admission

Audition registration for Fall 2021 has begun! All auditions will be completed online, either by real-time online video, OR by sending us a pre-recorded video audition by email in any format. You may choose which option works best for you based on your individual circumstances. To register for an audition, please fill out our Audition Application.


The Music Theory assessment and our Keyboard Questionnaire will be completed online as well, and information regarding those will be sent to you once you fill out the application. Please email with any questions.


Audition Information

Online registration for Fall 2021 admission has begun. Late registration for auditions will be considered only if space is still available. Please contact the Music Department as soon as possible to inquire about the possibility of a late registration.

An entrance audition is required for admission to all music major and minor programs, with the exception of the Music Industry minor. Entrance auditions are only for those students who have applied and been accepted to the University. An early audition date is recommended since certain studios tend to fill quickly. A scholarship audition will also serve as an entrance audition.

Please note: Students who do not successfully complete an entrance audition will not be permitted to declare a music major or music minor when registering for classes during Advisement & Registration. The Music Industry minor does not require an entrance audition.

Auditions for ensemble participation are usually held the first week of classes in the Fall semester. Sign up sheets are typically posted at that time outside the ensemble directors’ offices.

Please fill out an INFORMATION REQUEST FORM to receive printed information about the Department of Music and the programs offered (note: this is not the form for scheduling an audition).

Skype Audition Information


NOTE: Currently, ALL auditions are being completed virtually, either live online or by submitting a pre-recorded video.


Live Online Audition and Interview (via Skype, Google Duo, Zoom, etc.)

  1. Who IS allowed to Live Online Audition and Interview online?
  2. Who is NOT allowed to Live Online Audition and Interview online?
    • Any applicant who does not meet the Technological and Room Requirements.
    • Those not accepted to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
  3. How to schedule a Live Online Audition and Interview.
    • Complete an Audition Application.
    • Confirm all Technological and Room Requirements can be met.
    • Confirm scheduled audition one week prior. (Applied area Chair will schedule audition and interview at a mutual agreed upon time.)
    • Note: Faculty may terminate audition at their discretion. (i.e. When applicant does not meet established Live Online Audition and Interview requirements)

Scholarship Eligibility

All applicants who successfully complete a Live Online Audition and Interview by March 6, 2021 may be eligible for scholarship.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Must meet the Scholarship Criteria.
  2. Online Music Theory Assessment must be completed within one week of the audition (the deadline is March 6 for students auditioning between Feb 28-Mar 6).
  3. Recommendation Letter must be received prior to your audition.
  4. Keyboard Placement Questionnaire must be completed prior to your audition.
  5. Complete a UW Oshkosh Scholarship General Application (
  6. Note: Any Live Online Audition and Interview completed after March 6, 2021 will not be considered for scholarship but will be eligible for admittance to UWO Department of Music.


Admittance to Department of Music

Applicant must:

  1. Comply with established Applied Audition Requirements by Area or Studio.
  2. Complete Music Theory Assessment within one week of your audition.
  3. Complete Keyboard Placement Questionnaire.
  4. Scholarship applicants only: Submit a letter of recommendation from a private teacher and/or high school music director that addresses your musical background and ability.

UW Oshkosh Department of Music
800 Algoma Blvd.
Arts & Communication Center
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Phone: (920) 424-4224
Fax: (920) 424-1266