Summary: The Williams Music Supplement
As part of the admission process Williams encourages students in all the arts to submit supplemental
materials along with the regular application to provide information on the student's ability and
experience in the fine arts. It is possible for a student to submit a supplement in more than one area of
the arts, such as Dance and Music. However, we recommend that these be done as separate and self-
contained submissions so they can be sent quickly to the proper programs and faculty for evaluation.
Once the evaluations are completed they are returned to the Office of Admission for consideration
during the admission process.
In the Music Department we take these supplements very seriously. Our teachers listen to each one of
the approximately 500 recordings we receive every year and then make our recommendations to the
Office of Admission. We do not make any admission decisions, but we can and do advocate for strong
music students who wish to be significantly involved in our program as majors or non-majors.
We receive many questions regarding the Arts Supplement and the recordings that students submit along
with them. We try to answer as many as possible below, but of course you are welcome to contact the
department chair if there are questions we have not anticipated.
1. If you wish to submit performances on different instruments, composition, jazz, or classical
style, etc. it is very important that each instrument or activity be submitted on SlideRoom as a
separate file and clearly labeled. We have over 30 teachers who review the recordings in the
various areas, and it is not practical for an audio file to be reviewed by more than one person..
2. Mark each recording clearly, i.e. Piano - Jazz, Piano - Classical, Composition, Voice - Soprano,