Audition Information

2023-2024 Audition Information  

Prospective music majors are required to complete an audition for the music faculty. 

Audition Requirements 

 1. APPLY to Viterbo University (free). Please note: Only students who have applied and been accepted to the university by our admissions office are eligible for admission to the Music Department. If you are unsure of your application status, contact admissions at 608-796-3010 or

2. AUDITION: Prospective students may choose to audition in-person or virtually. 

  • In-person audition option (which may include a campus visit):
    • Saturday, January 20, 1:00-2:00pm, Viterbo University Fine Arts Center
    • Saturday, February 17, 1:00-2:00pm, Viterbo University Fine Arts Center
    • Schedule your audition with administrative assistant Toni Groshek.
  • Virtual audition option:
  • Audition Content:
    • Please prepare two pieces in contrasting styles. There is no foreign language requirement.
      • In-person auditions: an accompanist will be provided (please bring copies of your music) or you may choose to bring your own accompanist.
      • Virtual auditions: a recorded accompaniment is acceptable. You may perform the pieces back to back in a single video or submit two separate video links.
    • Please be prepared to respond to the following question: “What are your goals in pursuing an education in music?”
      • In-person auditions: following the performance of your selections, our faculty will conduct an informal interview around this question.
      • Virtual auditions: please submit a separate video link in response to the question.
  • Audition results will be shared within four weeks of the scheduled audition or submission of videos

3. VISIT: If you have not already visited campus, we encourage you to schedule a "Day in the Life of a Music Major." You will have the opportunity to observe at least one academic course, one ensemble rehearsal, and meet with current students in the program. Start your campus visit ticket here.


Renewable academic merit scholarships up to $18,000 and talent scholarships are awarded based on GPA, resume, and audition. These scholarships are in addition to other academic awards and financial aid that you may be eligible to receive. Prospective students who schedule their audition or provide their video links prior to March 1, 2024 are given priority consideration for talent scholarships. 

For More Information

Dr. James Wilson
Director of Choral Studies, Associate Professor
Music Department Chair