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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Two contrasting pieces, each about one minute or less.
  • Any major scale.
  • Two contrasting pieces of prepared music, each about one minute or less.
  • Any major scale.


Safety Measures for a Visit to Campus

Central has worked diligently to provide the safest experience possible for our visitors. We kindly encourage the use of the following guidelines when visiting campus:

  • Visitors need to be free of COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Pack hand sanitizer and use it often. We also will have hand sanitizer on hand for your convenience.
  • Masks are required in indoor public spaces and outdoors when six-foot physical distances cannot be maintained. Visitors may bring their own mask. The college also will have some available for use. Central’s admission counselors will wear a mask when meeting with visitors.
  • Maintain a physical distance of six feet with other people.
  • When you arrive, we will welcome you warmly and show you where to safely receive your materials.
  • Although we’re cleaning high-traffic areas frequently, please avoid contact with high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, drinking fountains, etc.

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