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Undergraduate & Graduate Auditions

Entrance and Scholarship Auditions

Your performance audition will be limited in length to 10 to 15 minutes. Voice and Music Education auditions require additional evaluation. Please review Suggested Audition Repertoire to plan for your audition for  your intended major. You may contact the studio faculty with questions regarding audition repertoire. Please contact with any other questions or concerns. See below for further information regarding video auditions. 

Scholarships are awarded yearly following the January and February auditions. Students will automatically be considered for scholarship at the time of their audition.  
All auditions are for entrance in Fall Quarter.  

Once you have submitted your UW application, please sign up for a School of Music audition* online. Audition sign-ups will open on November 15 for Winter Auditions.

Students interested in the BA Music History, BA Music Theory, or BM Composition should contact for more information.

New Major and Faculty Lesson Auditions (for current UW students only) - Fall 2024 entrance. Audition sign-ups will open on August 15

Audition Type Location Date
New Major and Faculty Lesson Auditions
(for current UW students only)
Fishbowl September 20, 2024

New Student Audition Dates - Fall 2025 entrance

Audition Type Location Date
Choral Conducting Auditions By invitation. Learn More TBD
Instrumental, Vocal, & Music Education Entrance Auditions (all areas) Fishbowl January 18, 2025
Instrumental, Vocal, & Music Education Entrance Auditions (all areas) Fishbowl February 1, 2025

For more details on non-major auditions and other opportunities or questions about audition dates, please email

Video Auditions

If you are unable to attend a live audition with School of Music faculty, you have the option to audition via video. 

To submit your audition video, please click below on the link labeled Submit your Digital Audition. Repertoire requirements for recorded auditions are the same as for live auditions. If you have detailed questions about audition requirements for your instrument, please contact the primary instructor or program chair of your intended major.

PLEASE NOTE: Video auditions are not accepted for current UW students auditioning in September.

Video audition uploads will be accepted between November 1, 2024 and January 31, 2025. Uploads are not accepted prior to November 1 (programs will be listed as "not currently open" outside of the upload dates). 

Submit Your Digital Audition

Ensemble Auditions

Please visit the Ensemble Auditions page for detailed information on audition procedures. 

If you have questions, or would like to schedule a meeting, please contact us at or attend a free Information Session to learn more.