I'm applying to the University of Washington (to be a freshman next fall, I'm a senior in HS right now). I had not wanted to major in music, but have realized that I can still major and music and still fulfill pre-med requirements at the same time. I'm lost as to what I should be doing to prepare. I've only played DB for about two years, with only a few lessons. I have played electric for 7 years, though am a bit weak in music theory for having played that long. Does it sound like if I go in and audition I will have a shot at being accepted to the music school? What about getting a scholorship? How good would I have to be to even have hope of getting a scholorship through the UW school of music? Their website says about 100 people in the whole music school there are awarded scholorships each year. http://www.music.washington.edu/prospective/scholarship.php I'm mostly interested in Jazz type stuff as opposed to Classical. This is what it says for audition repetoire: For admittance: Jazz Double Bass/Electric Bass: 1) Perform walking bass lines based on the following chord progressions: 12 bar blues in all keys, Rhythm changes in B-flat, How High the Moon (Ornithology) in G, Cherokee in B-flat. 2)Play the following melodies: Any standard based on 12 bar blues, Any melody based on rhythm changes in B-flat, How High the Moon or Ornithology in G, Cherokee in B-flat. 3)Be prepared to improvise a solo on above chord changes 4) Prepare 2 octave scales in major, mixolydian, dorian, dimished and auxilary dimished 5)Preapre the follwoing arpeggioes in at least one octave: Major, minor, diminished, augmented and dominantseventh For scholarship: Jazz Studies: Contact Tom Collier at [phone number/email removed] for specific repertoire for your instrument. [I'm going to send an email soon] Also from their website: Basic knowledge of music theory, ear-training, and keyboard skills is required to begin the music core curriculum. I need to learn keyboard?? Please help me out with whatever you know that could be helpful to me. I'm really lost. And I need to know if there is even a chance that I could get a scholarship, because if I want to be able to audition for scholarship, I have to have my application in by thursday, and right now I'm in a dillemna between doing schoolwork and practicing music or working on my application (essays mostly). Thanks again.