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  • Scholarship Audition Requirements

    Please note that it is strongly recommended that students provide a live, rather than recorded, audition. All applicants will be required to complete a musicianship examination and a piano placement examination.

    Vocal

    Students are required to present two contrasting songs. Memorization is strongly recommended, but not required. A foreign language is NOT necessary. If the vocalist is not proficient at singing in a foreign language, please present two selections in English. Sight reading will be included in the audition process. A staff accompanist will be available for students who require piano accompaniment. Pre-recorded accompaniments are not allowed.

    Instrumental

    The student should present two classical solo selections of contrasting styles. Memorization is not required, but is recommended. The School of Music will not be responsible for supplying and accompanist for instrumental auditions. Pre-recorded accompaniments are not allowed. Sight reading will be included in the audition process.

    Keyboard

    Two classical solo selections of contrasting styles. Memorization is strongly recommended, but not required. Sight reading will be included in the audition process.

    Theory/Composition

    Please present examples of original composition. Both manuscript and computer generated scores are acceptable. Performance of the work recorded on a CD is helpful, but not required. Students should also prepare to audition with a prepared piece for voice, piano, or instrument. Sight reading on the selected instrument will be included in the audition process.

    Items to bring to audition

    A list of all high school and church music activities, high school honors, citation of musical achievements is to be brought with the student and turned in on the audition date.

    Two letters of recommendation should be sent to the attention of:

    Don Reddick, Dean, School of Music
    ONU Box 6044
    One University Avenue
    Bourbonnais, IL 60914.

    The letters should be sent by qualified musicians such as a high school band/choir/orchestra director, private teacher, or others who are familiar with your abilities.

     
    2014-2015 Scholarship Audition dates

    Nov. 14 & 15, 2014
    Nov. 21 & 22, 2014
    Jan 31 & 31, 2015
    Feb 13 & 14, 2015
    Feb 27 & 28, 2015
    Scholarship forms:

    Hale-Wilder scholarship application
    Hopkins scholarship application
    Nielson-Young scholarship application
    Scholarship information