The music program is planning on hearing auditions on the following dates: January 25, February 17, February 29, April 4, and April 18.
* These awards cannot be combined with other programmatic scholarships.
|Music Leadership Scholarships||Available to students majoring in music (or music and a double major). Students must audition, and demonstrate academic achievement and significant music ensemble experience. These renewable scholarships total $24,000 over four years.|
|Sacred Music Scholarships||Available for students in the Sacred Music major and Sacred Music concentration. These substantial awards are renewable each year.|
Music Minor Scholarships
|Awarded to non-music majors following a music minor. These renewable awards require an audition and are up to $10,000 over four years.|
|Ensemble Leadership Scholarships||Scholarships of up to $10,000 over four years are available to students who audition and successfully participate in either the A Cappella Choir or Wind Symphony, successfully complete an applied music course in their primary area each semester, and who successfully participate in a second ensemble (to be selected by the music faculty).|
|Ensemble Leadership Scholarships||Scholarships of up to $6,000 over four years are available to students who successfully audition and participate in either the A Cappella Choir or the Wind Symphony and successfully complete an applied music course in their primary area each semester.|
|Marching Band, DrumLine, Color Guard Scholarships||Awards of up to $4,000 over four years are available to students who participate successfully in the Marching Band, DrumLine, or Color Guard.|
Audition dates correspond with most Lenoir-Rhyne University campus visit events and by appointment. Students are encouraged to attend one of the scheduled audition dates, but we also recognize that talented students are involved in many activities and may not be able to attend these specific dates. Students wishing to schedule an alternative audition time may contact Dr. Christopher Nigrelli.
PROCEDURES FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM
- Contact the Music Program to schedule an audition time.
- Apply for Admission to the University.
- Apply for financial aid. Make certain that a FAFSA report is sent to Lenoir-Rhyne.
- Prepare your audition pieces.
Formal scholarship awards will be made by the Office of Financial Aid after all required forms and information have been submitted.
PERFORMANCE LITERATURE - MUSIC LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
(Required: a music, music education, music performance, or sacred music major or track)
Vocalists: Voice principals should prepare two contrasting pieces. Preferably one should be selected from the standard vocal "classical" repertoire. Selections in languages other than English are helpful but not required.
Keyboard: Keyboard principals should be prepared to perform two short pieces or one more substantial selection. Organists may certainly include hymn preludes as well as standard "recital" literature.
Instrumentalists: Brass, percussion, and woodwind principals should select two contrasting pieces which demonstrate your command of the instrument and of musical expression. Standard recital literature and etudes are both appropriate audition material. Percussionists may wish to perform on several of the standard instruments. Instrumentalists should also be prepared to play a chromatic scale and several major and minor scales.
AUDITION LITERATURE - MUSIC MINOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Requirements for Music Minor auditions are similar to those for Music Majors. In situations where distance presents a significant challenge, Music Minor scholarship auditions may be submitted by tape or audio file. Please make certain that the literature you choose represents your performance well.
AUDITION LITERATURE - ENSEMBLE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
Students auditioning for Concert Band or A Cappella Choir scholarships may do so via unedited tape or video file. Selection of literature is at your discretion but should be extensive enough to determine your qualification for participation in a major ensemble. Brass and woodwinds should include a chromatic scale over your full range and several other scales in addition to a "contest" style piece or etude.
The Debate Team has a limited number of scholarships available. They will be allocated towards students who demonstrate a drive and desire to succeed at the activity and make the depth of on-campus discussion more meaningful.
For more information about Debate Scholarships, contact Cade Hamilton at email@example.com.