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2018-19 Scholarship Auditions

Music Scholarships Auditions

To be held in voice, piano, organ, guitar, and orchestral instruments:

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Chalon Campus, Hannon Theater  

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Chalon Campus, Hannon Theater

General Information about MSMU Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships at MSMU are available to all qualified students whether they are music majors or not. Award amounts are generous, varying from full tuition and other award amounts.  See qualifications below:


Full Tuition Music Scholarships 

Awarded to incoming music majors, or transfer students.  A music audition and interview required. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional musical talent and proficiency. 


Other Music Scholarships awards of varying amounts

Awarded to incoming or current music majors, music minors, or incoming transfer students.  A music audition and interview required.


MSMU Music Ensemble Merit Awards

Awarded to non music majors who demonstrate instrumental and/or vocal proficiency and are consistently enrolled in MSMU Ensembles.   Music scholarships are based on merit and the needs of the various MSMU performing ensembles. Award money is given for participation in Mount Orchestra, & Mount Chorus & Singers.  A music audition and interview required. 


When are Scholarship Auditions?

The Music Department sets aside several days throughout the year for the majority of scholarship auditions. It is recommended that applicants make every effort to attend these scheduled audition dates.  If you are unable to attend contact the Music Department Chair to discuss the possibility of an alternate time.  In some cases a video tape of your audition performance may be allowed. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Chalon Campus, Hannon Theater  

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Chalon Campus, Hannon Theater  

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Chalon Campus, Hannon Theater


How do I schedule an audition?

Complete & submit the online music department application form: MUSIC DEPARTMENT APPLICATION FORM.   An audition and interview will be set up. 


What is expected at the audition?

We encourage you to prepare about three to five- minutes worth of music for your audition. You might wish to select etudes or solo excerpts from works you have played for lessons, Region Try-Outs, Solo & Ensemble, or other performances. An accompanist will be provided. 



Suggestions are as follows:

Vocalists - sing at least two selections from memory, one of which is in a foreign language. (folk songs, aria, musical theatre selection)

Piano, Brass, Woodwinds, & Strings - perform two contrasting selections

Percussion (concert band) - perform one selection on snare and one selection on either mallets or timpani.


When will I be notified about the results of the scholarship audition?

The Scholarship Committee will notify you within three weeks of the audition. Results for special audition dates may take longer.

Do I have to be a music major to receive an ensemble music scholarship?

No. You simply have to agree to the requirements of the scholarship which generally include the following: 1. Participate in the assigned ensemble(s); 2. Register as a full-time student (minimum load of 12 semester hours); 3. Maintain a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) in your music ensemble and an overall GPA of 2.5 in all classes.