Music Scholarship Audition

Join us Through March 1

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

Choose a date through March 1, 2023*, 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.

*Students must be admitted to Central College prior to auditioning.

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.

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