Application/Audition Guidelines for Music Scholarship
Trevecca Nazarene University Department of Music
School of Arts & Sciences
School of Arts & Sciences
Open to all students regardless of major.
I. Complete Scholarship Application form. This is available on line at www.trevecca.edu/music.
II. Auditions may be made in person (preferred), by video tape, or other electronic means.
1. If auditioning in person, we schedule auditions on Saturdays - November 17, January 12, January 26, and February 9.
2. An accompanist is provided upon request.
3. If auditioning by Multi-media, audition must be VHS, DVD, or Digital Video only.
III. Audition content - Two solo selections should be presented as follows:
a) All singers must demonstrate both pitch-matching and sight-reading skills through exercises provided by the Director of Vocal Studies.
b) All singers must sing two selections from memory with accompaniment. Commercial song may be presented with track.
c) Classical voice students, one song must be in Italian (such as those found in the 24 Italian Art Songs and Arias collection by G. Schirmer), and one must be an English Art Song.
d) Commercial voice students, one song may be Italian OR may be an English Art song, plus one commercial song in any style.
e) Elective Study: Demonstrate pitch-matching skills. Sing one song or hymn (from memory is optional) with accompaniment.
At least one prepared piece, preferably two that would qualify for high school music competition showing your technical and musical skills. Memorization not required.
3. ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS
The following excerpts should be performed. They should be 16-24 Measures in length and may be selected from: Solo; Etude Book; Ensemble; Band Part
i) Two stylistically contrasting excepts will be performed from the standard solo literature
ii) Each except should last approximately one minute in length
c) Play an excerpt of a Jazz (Swing) selection if you are planning to participate in the Jazz program at Trevecca.
d) Play a short, one minute piece on any instrument that you double on. Memorization not required.
Scales; Arpeggios; two contrasting pieces that include note reading.
Drum Set; Mallets; Timpani; Snare Drum
IV. Repertoire - Submit at the time of audition, a list of solo selections, with composer, which you have performed in the past two years. This list should be typewritten.
V. Auditions video data file, DVD or VHS tape should be sent to the following:
Trevecca Nazarene University
Attn: Chair, Department of Music
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: 615-248-1288 FAX: 615-248-1596
Auditions must be accompanied by Scholarship Application. (Applications may be received by e-mailing email@example.com or is attached to these guidelines.) Application and guidelines are also available on our website at www.trevecca.edu/music.
Application and audition deadline is the last Friday in FEBRUARY of the year you intend to enroll.
VI. Announcement of music scholarship awards will be made in early March. All scholarships are, of course, subject to regulations of the Dean of Admissions and Director of Student Financial Aid.
REQUIREMENTS OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Scholarships are awarded each year based on departmental need, scholastic excellence in music and performing ability. Application for scholarship consideration can be requested from the Department of Music. The deadline for Scholarship Applications to be received in the Music Office is Friday, February 25, 2011.
Requirements of scholarship recipients as follows:
1) Recipient is to take private lessons in his/her performance area each semester, regardless of degree requirements.
a) Non-Music Majors receiving the minimum $750 scholarship are not required to take music lessons, however they must enroll in an ensemble.
2) Recipient is to perform each semester in an appropriate choral or instrumental music department ensemble regardless of degree requirements. Voice and keyboard students enroll in Choral Union, instrumental students enroll in Wind Ensemble, and string students enroll in Trevecca Symphony Orchestra.
3) Recipient must maintain an overall GPA of 2.50.
4) A grade of "F" in a music course is an automatic forfeiture of the scholarship for the following semester.
5) Recipient must perform in at least one recital during the semester when studying private lessons. (for Music Majors and Music minors only)
6) Pass Recital Attendance (for Music Majors only). To pass recital attendance student must attend the required number of recitals/concerts during each semester.