Audition Information

2021-2022 Auditions Will Be Virtual  

With the health, safety and well-being of you, our students and community, Viterbo University continues to closely monitor the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic. In our normal audition process, we would look forward to meeting you in-person on campus for a live audition. However, this year we are asking our applicants to submit video media.   

Prospective music majors and minors are required to complete an audition for the music faculty. Admission to the music program is contingent upon admission to Viterbo University (apply online). If you are unsure of your application status, contact the admissions office at 608-796-3010 or admission@viterbo.edu.

Audition Requirements

Music Majors submit two videos (or video links) and documents to Administrative Assistant Toni Groshek by March 1, 2022.

Submit TWO Videos:  

  • ONE video recording of two contrasting pieces, preferably from memory. The video should consist of announcing your name, what major you are interested in, and the titles/composers before beginning each piece. There is no foreign language requirement for vocalists and pre-recorded accompaniments are allowed. 
  • An additional 1-2 minute video explaining your goals in music, background as a musician and what you hope to accomplish post-graduation.  Please announce your name and preferred major in the introduction. 

Submit TWO Documents:  

  • Music Resume 
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher  
Music Minors submit one video (or video link) to Administrative Assistant Toni Groshek by March 1, 2022.

Submit ONE Video:  

  • Prospective music minors should perform one piece on either voice or piano, preferably from memory. The video should consist of announcing your name and the title/composer before beginning the piece. Vocalists are allowed to use a pre-recorded accompaniment.  

Music Talent Scholarships

Renewable academic merit scholarships of up to $16,000 are awarded based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores. The music department awards renewable talent scholarships to incoming music majors on the basis of the music auditions. These scholarships are in addition to other academic awards and financial aid that you may maybe eligible to receive. Prospective students who submit audition materials by March 1, 2022 are given priority consideration for music scholarships. Dependent upon existing awards, students who submit audition materials after March 1  may be able to compete for scholarships.

For More Information

Dr. James Wilson
Director of Choral Studies, Associate Professor
608-796-3771