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If you think these words describe you and who you'd like to become as a professional musician, Studio D is the place for you.
If you're thinking of pursuing music as a career, it's never too early to start thinking of things to do to help prepare you for that goal! Here are a few tips on how to get ready to participate in music as a college student.
Participate in and attend our events here at UTM. We have events that include high school students all throughout the year (Adolphe Sax, Honor Band, Woodwind Day, Chamber Fest are great examples) and are always putting on concerts and recitals that are open to the public.
Consider taking lessons on your instrument. Our Community Music Academy can help point you toward wonderful student and professional educators who specialize in teaching your instrument!
Schedule a campus visit. Our Junior Senior Day is a fantastic opportunity for you to check out what life is like as a music student here at UTM.
If you haven't done so already, consider taking a lesson or meeting with Dr. O. Your one-on-one lessons teacher will be a big part of your time at college if you decide to major in music. You want to make sure to get to know how a college music professor teaches and interacts with their students.
If you're hoping to become a music major, make sure that you know what to expect out of an audition. For example, our music major auditions at UTM usually consist of your playing two selections of solo repertoire and major scales on your instrument along with a brief informal interview. If you need any tips on what to play, contact Dr. O or click on your instrument below for starters.
Have you applied to the University? Even though we audition students until March, many other scholarships are only available for students who have completed their applications by an earlier date. Admissions can help you out with those details.
Do you know what supplies you will need to major in music? For example, most music majors are required to own professional instruments and purchase sheet music, reeds and other tools to help ensure they become the best they can at their area of speciality. This may require extra financial planning looking ahead to your studio professor's expectations over the first few years of study.
Go ahead and schedule that audition! We offer multiple audition dates throughout the Spring semester, but it's never a bad idea to go ahead and get that date in the books early.
The members of Studio D and Dr. O want all of our prospective future colleagues to have an outstanding audition experience. Here are some helpful pointers for your big day.
Whether you are auditioning at a UTM Music event or if you are auditioning on some other occasion, you will be given a clear schedule of where and when you will be auditioning. Make every effort to be on time and ready to play on time. Factor in any travel time and allocate ample time to warm up (our practice rooms on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building will be open for your use).
The professional part of a professional musicianas life is often times just as important as the musician part! How you present yourself is a big part of that professionalism. Even though we certainly donat expect any prospective future colleagues to show up to an audition in a tuxedo, being well dressed will help leave a really good impression in the music faculty's mind.
If you have committed to take the time to set up and follow through with an audition for Studio D, rest assured that we are very excited and eager about the idea of welcoming you to the team! We hope that you will find the faculty of UTM Music to be warm and welcoming, and the faculty hope that you will feel free to be yourself in your audition. Even though the faculty expects an audition prepared to the very best of your ability, we donat expect it to be perfect! The faculty hopes that your audition will be as fun for you as it will be for us to hear it!
Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the Blankenship Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.