Music Scholarship Audition

Join us Through March 31

Choose a date through March 31, 2022*, to audition for a $500 Endowed Music Scholarship! These scholarships are for students interested in performing in one or more of Central’s music ensembles. Available to high school seniors only.

*Auditions are not available March 14-18 due to spring break. Student must be admitted to Central College prior to audition.

How to Prepare for Your Audition

Vocal
  • One piece of prepared music — any piece, solo/ensemble music, choir part, etc.
  • During the audition, expect sight-singing and vocalizing.
Winds & Brass
  • Two contrasting pieces of prepared music, each about one minute or less.
  • Any major scale.
Percussion
  • Prepare a piece for two of the following, each one minute or less: snare drum, timpani or marimba.
  • If interested in playing drum set, demonstrate a variety of musical styles (swing, funk, bossa nova, etc.).
Guitar or Bass
  • Show that you can read a jazz band chart.
  • Show that you can read chord changes.
Piano
  • Two contrasting pieces, each about one minute or less.
  • Any major scale.
Strings
  • Two contrasting pieces of prepared music, each about one minute or less.
  • Any major scale.

 

Safety Measures for a Visit to Campus

When you’re ready to see campus, we’re ready to show it off! We kindly encourage the use of the following measures — based on health directives from the State of Iowa and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — when visiting campus:

  • Please refrain from visiting campus if you are not feeling well. We’re happy to help you reschedule!
  • We are limiting appointments to a maximum of four visitors — student and three guests per family.
  • Masks are optional. You may request faculty and staff to wear a mask if you prefer. We’ll be happy to do so.
  • Maintain a physical distance of six feet with other people.
  • Wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer stations positioned throughout campus.

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