Performing Arts Scholarships

Music Auditions

To schedule an audition time, please e-mail  Kerrie Murphy in admissions.

The following is the suggested repertoire for scholarship auditions:

Piano

At least 3 of the following (preferably memorized):

    • Baroque selection
    • Sonata Movement
    • Romantic selection
    • Impressionistic or contemporary selection

You may be asked to do some sight reading and technique such as scales.

Voice

  • Two art songs in Italian, German, or French, or a sacred art song such as “The Lord’s Prayer” or “Eternal Life” by Dungen.
  • One of a more informal type such as a gospel song, contemporary Christian, or show tune.

Instrument

  • One or two solos which demonstrate technique (range, tone, facility, interpretation); may choose from sacred, etude, solo/ensemble contest piece, or standard literature.
  • Some sight-reading may be asked.

Non-Scholarship Auditions

Auditions for new students will be held during fall semester orientation week according to the printed schedule for:

  • Private lessons (piano, voice, instrument)
  • Bryan College Chorale
  • Women’s Chorus
  • Chamber Singers
  • Instrumental Ensembles

Private lesson auditions are for placement. Students should be prepared to perform a selection which demonstrates their level of achievement. The music department tries to accommodate all non-majors who wish to take lessons.

Chorale auditions will also serve as vocal lesson auditions for students interested in both.

Chamber Singers will be selected from the Chorale and will enroll in both groups.

A chorale larger than a 44-voice touring chorale will be chosen for the fall oratorio. Only the 44-voice group will tour during spring break. Admission into the touring Chorale or Chamber Singers assumes a year-long commitment and purchase of outfits.