Music Scholarship Audition

Join us October 1 through March 1

A photo of sheet music, looking over the shoulder of a musician.

Unlock the opportunity to audition for a $500 Endowed Music Scholarship during an individual visit day! Music audition registration is available October 1 through March 1. Admitted students can register by selecting the audition option within the individual visit form. These scholarships are for admitted students interested in performing in one or more of Central’s music ensembles. Auditions are limited to high school seniors only.

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.