The following guidelines are in effect for all music major scholarships:
Honors Music Scholarship rehearsals and auditions are held in O. Max Gardner Hall. The total audition time is roughly an hour – 30 minutes to warm up and/or rehearse with the accompanist, and 30 minutes for the audition. Specific times are scheduled by the Music Office and will be communicated the week of auditions.
A student auditioning on voice must prepare three contrasting selections: 1) one aria, art song, or classical musical theater selection, 2) one art song in English, and 3) one art song in a foreign language. All selections must be memorized.
Vocalizing, pitch-matching, and sight-reading will also be part of the audition.
A student auditioning on a band or orchestral instrument must prepare two contrasting works, such as a sonata, concerto movement, or high school contest solo (Grade 5 or 6). Percussionists should have a contest-level solo on at least one instrument (snare drum, mallet instrument, or timpani).
The student must also prepare a major and minor scale, in addition to a chromatic scale. Percussionists must prepare snare drum rudiments and mallet scales.
Sight-reading and pitch-matching will also be part of the audition.
A student auditioning on piano must prepare two contrasting pieces chosen from different musical periods. At least one piece must be memorized.
The student must also prepare a major and minor scale with arpeggios, in addition to a chromatic scale.
A student auditioning on guitar must prepare two contrasting pieces chosen from different musical periods. At least one piece must be memorized.
The student must also prepare two major scales and an arpeggio study by Giuliani, Sor, Carcassi, or Carulli.
A student auditioning on organ must prepare a work of J.S. Bach, a work by a composer from the Romantic or 20th/21st-Century, and a hymn.
References should be returned to:Gardner-Webb UniversityAttn: Kim MurraySchool of Performing & Visual ArtsMusic DepartmentPO Box 7313Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017[email protected]
For more information or questions, please call (704) 406-4448 or email [email protected].