Admissions Information for the UW-Madison School of Music

If you are interested in studying trombone with me at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, please click on this link to check out general information about the admissions process: School of Music Admissions 

 

Application and Audition Information

 

Undergraduate Admissions:

To be considered for admission to the UW-Madison School of Music as an undergraduate student, you must apply to both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the School of Music. Please go here for info on how to apply as an undergraduate applicant:

Undergraduate Admissions

After you have completed both the UW-Madison and School of Music applications, you will then be scheduled a live audition by our undergraduate admissions coordinator. We have three undergraduate audition dates each year (mid-November, late-January and late-February). For audition repertoire, I ask that each applicant prepare a standard solo (one movement of a concerto, sonata or comparable solo of Class A level or above), as well as all Major and minor scales with arpeggios, and chromatic scales- please prepare all three forms of the minor scale - natural, harmonic and melodic. In addition, sight reading will be asked, with an awareness of tenor and alto clef being encouraged.

If you are interested in applying as a Jazz Studies major, please notify me so that I can schedule your audition in coordination with our Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Johannes Wallmann. Please go here for Jazz Studies Information.

 

Graduate Admissions- Masters and Doctoral:

To be considered for admission to the UW-Madison School of Music as a graduate student, you must apply to both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the School of Music. Please go here for info on how to apply as a graduate applicant:

Graduate Admissions

After you have completed both the UW-Madison and School of Music applications, you will then schedule a live audition with me directly. Please contact me at hetzler@wisc.edu to schedule your audition. If you are interested in applying for funding of any kind (Fellowship or Assistantship), you must complete your applications by December 1 and your audition by January 15.

 

MM Audition Information:

MM applicants should prepare an audition of 20 minutes in length. An accompanist is optional. Students should be prepared to perform contrasting solos, orchestral excerpts or jazz/rock repertoire, and sight-reading. Videotapes are NOT acceptable for an audition. All students must audition in person. MM applicants are required to submit an example of scholarly writing as a part of the application. Please consult me if you have questions about repertoire or the audition process.

 

DMA Audition Information:

All DMA applicants must submit a pre-screen video tape for audition consideration. Applicants selected for a live audition should prepare a 45-60 minute audition recital. An accompanist is required. The audition should consist of contrasting solo literature and orchestral excerpts or jazz/rock repertoire. Videotapes are NOT acceptable for DMA auditions. A live (in-person) audition recital is mandatory. DMA applicants are required to submit an example of scholarly writing as a part of the application. Please consult me if you have questions about repertoire or the audition process.

 
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SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, ASSISTANTSHIPS AND OTHER FUNDING AT THE                                         UW-MADISON SCHOOL OF MUSIC

 

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

Prospective incoming undergraduates are considered for merit-based School of Music scholarships at the time of audition. Scholarships are offered to students who distinguish themselves as outstanding musicians through their musical backgrounds and by their audition performance, and who demonstrate outstanding potential for success in the music major at UW-Madison. Most scholarships are offered over a four-year period and may range from $2,000 to $40,000 over those four years.

Please go here for information about 

Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid

 

 

GRADUATE FUNDING AND FINANCIAL AID

About 40% of our graduate students receive funding support in the form of a Teaching Assistantship (TA)Project Assistantship (PA), or Fellowship. There is no extra application for funding consideration. If you complete your application file by December 1, you will be considered for all of the appointments described on our Graduate Funding pages and our Funding PDF. As a graduate student applying on trombone, you must audition by January 15 to be considered for a TA, a PA or a Fellowship.