Music Performance Scholarships
The Evangel University Department of Music invites all music students to audition for scholarships. Scholarships are based upon the individual’s performance ability and the needs of the various areas within the department. Any student, regardless of academic major, may audition for a scholarship. Download the audition application (pdf). The download includes recommendation forms. Students wishing to schedule an audition should contact the Department of Music at 417-865-2815 ext. 7211 or by email.
Three Audition Options
Option 1 - Music Days
Music Days provides the student the opportunity to spend the day as a college music student. Participants will attend music classes, eat lunch with music students, meet with music faculty, hear various Evangel music ensembles in concert, and audition for scholarship as well as acceptance into the music program. View the schedules and register for Music Days.
Option 2 – Auditions by Appointment
If you cannot attend Music Days, you can still audition for a scholarship by contacting the Music Office and setting up a private audition. If you have questions, please contact the Department of Music at 417-865-2815 ext. 7211 or email.
Option 3 – Recorded Auditions
Although preferred, a live audition may not be possible due to distance, schedule conflicts, etc. If this is the case, a high quality CD, DVD or Digital Audio File is acceptable.
- The recording must include examples of performance on primary instrument or voice.
- Multiple instruments are acceptable.
- Recordings should total no more than 15 minutes.
If you have questions, please contact the Department of Music at 417-865-2815 ext. 7211 or email.
All recordings are due by March 1.
Audition Repertoire Suggestions
*Voice — The student should prepare at least two selections for the vocal audition. One selection should be from the traditional vocal literature, such as an art song or an aria. The second selection may be of the student’s choosing and should be of a contrasting style such as Broadway musical, folk, gospel, sacred, etc. Recorded accompaniments are acceptable. A sight-reading and ear-training exercise may also be included in the audition.
Piano — The student should prepare two selections of contrasting styles (i.e. Bach two-part invention or a Mozart sonata, first movement. Sight-reading and scales may also be included in the audition.
*Non-Keyboard Instruments — The student should prepare a solo selection from the standard repertory (i.e. contest lists, etc.). In addition, the student may be asked to play scales in the major keys and the chromatic scale in at least two octaves. A sight-reading and ear-training exercise may also be included in the audition.
*Percussion — The student should demonstrate basic skills on two of the following instruments: snare drum, timpani, and any of the mallet instruments. Guidelines for each category are:
- Snare Drum: Basic rudiments and one selection at the level of any all-state required solo or etude (i.e. Portraits in Rhythm by Anthony Cirone).
- Mallets: Major scales and one selection at the level of any all-state required solo or an etude (i.e. Modern School of Xylophone by Morris Goldenberg).
- Timpani: Basic tuning skills and one selection at the level of any all-state required solo or an etude (i.e. Modern Method for Timpani by Saul Goodman.
*Upon request, an accompanist will be provided at the audition