Music Scholarship Auditions

Stay involved with music during your college career, and get scholarship funding at the same time.  At Erskine, you don’t have to be a music major or minor to receive a music scholarship.  Scholarship recipients continue taking private lessons and participate in faculty-led ensembles, but are free to pursue whatever major(s) they like.

Students who have earned places in the top All-State ensembles are eligible for a $2500 annual music scholarship.  That amount may be increased with an on-campus audition.  All other students interested in a scholarship should schedule an audition with music faculty.

The 2017-18 scheduled audition dates are Saturday, November 4, Saturday, January 6, and Saturday, March 3 although other audition times can be arranged.  For students who live at such a distance that an on campus audition is not possible, a recorded audition can be accepted.  As there is a limited amount of funding set aside for music scholarships, prospective students are encouraged to audition sooner rather than later.

The Music Scholarship Application form can be downloaded as a PDF.

Audition Requirements

Prepare two contrasting pieces; one must be in a language other than English.  An accompanist can be provided, or you may bring your own (no pre-recorded accompaniments). Memorized literature is preferred.

Prepare two contrasting selections or single movements of larger works. Memorized literature is preferred.

Prepare two contrasting pieces (memorization is optional)

Prepare two contrasting pieces (memorization is optional).  An accompanist can be provided, or you may bring your own (no pre-recorded accompaniments).

If you require Erskine to provide an accompanist for your audition, you must send a copy of your music at least 2 weeks beforehand.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about literature selection for the audition.