A Concerto Contest winner performs with the University Chamber Orchestra.

Opening Days Music Placement

New students may participate in individual times for placement in instrumental and voice ensembles, voice and piano lessons, and make arrangements for applied instrumental lessons in an Artist Associate's studio. 

Being a music major or minor is not required for participation in most performance groups. Students with any academic interest are welcome to sign-up for a placement time. Applied lessons are open to all Willamette students and are credit-bearing classes.

Incoming students who are interested in a Music major or minor should also plan to attend the Musicianship Assessment. This is critical for determining your placement in the Musicianship sequence. Even if you're not sure about declaring, plan to take the assessment anyway!

Learn More About Music Placement

Concerto Competition

Each fall, the Willamette University Music Department hosts a Concerto Competition. The winner gets an opportunity to perform with the University Chamber Orchestra in their spring concert.

The competition is open to all full-time Willamette University students.

Concerto competition info and sign-up

Ensemble Audition Requirements

How do you join Music Ensembles?

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Learn More About Ensembles

Music Scholarship Auditions

Every spring, prospective students have a chance to earn a competitive Music Scholarship Award. You do not have to declare a music major to audition or receive the scholarship.

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Music Scholarship Audition Information

Willamette University

Music Department

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6260 FAX

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