Emporia Music Talent Scholarships

Description: 

Music Talent Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate an advanced level of instrumental or vocal performance. This scholarship includes required enrollment and participation in a major music ensemble each semester and is renewable annually, pending completion of requirements, a re-audition, and approval of the music scholarship committee.

Prospective students interested in auditioning should attend a Music Talent Scholarship Audition Day, listed below. Audition days give prospective students the opportunity to meet faculty and current students, sit in on classes and rehearsals, as well as perform their audition material.

MUSIC TALENT SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION DAYS

To arrange your audition date, complete the Opportunities in Music form,
call the Music Office at 620-341-5431, or email us at muscstud@emporia.edu.

Deadline(s): 

Audition dates are: February 12, 2020 & March 25 2020

Deadlines: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Eligibility Requirements: 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Below are audition requirements for the selected area.

VOCAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Performance: Sing 2 contrasting classical songs from memory which best suit your talents. An accompanist will be provided at no charge; please bring proper sheet music. Proper attire is expected (i.e. - concert attire: shirt and tie, dress slacks, simple/classic dress, dress shoes, etc.)
  • Sight Singing: One or two very simple eight measure melodies will be given to you at the audition for unaccompanied sight singing. You will be given the first pitch. You can sing the melodies on "lah," "loo," or any sight singing system you choose.
  • Pitch Retention: Repeat four and five note melodic patterns which will be played for you on the piano. Sing on "lah."

Contact person: Dr. Robert Ward

PIANO REQUIREMENTS

  • Repertoire: at least two composition from different stylistic periods
  • Technical Studies: be prepared to play your routine of scales, arpeggios, and cadences
  • Memorization: if prepared, perform at least one of your compositions from memory
  • Sight Reading: you will be asked to do some simple sight reading

Contact person: Dr. Martin Cuellar

BRASS REQUIREMENTS

  • Repertoire: two contrasting movements from a work of student’s choice
  • Technical Studies: at least two major scales and full range chromatic, minor scales encouraged
  • Sight Reading: you will be asked to do some simple sight reading

Contact person: Dr. Gary Ziek

WOODWIND REQUIREMENTS

  • Repertoire: two contrasting movements from a work of student’s choice
  • Technical Studies: at least two major scales and full range chromatic, minor scales encouraged
  • Sight Reading: you will be asked to do some simple sight reading

Contact person: Dr. Dawn McConkie

STRING REQUIREMENTS

  • Repertoire: two contrasting solo pieces or two contrasting movements from a sonata or concerto (with or without accompaniment)
  • Technical Studies: at least one major scale (2-3 octaves) of student's choice
  • Memorization: scale must be memorized; repertoire memorized at student's option
  • Sight Reading: you will be asked to read two excerpts from standard repertoire (solo and/or orchestral)

Contact person: Dr. Ramiro Miranda

PERCUSSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Repertoire:
    • A snare drum piece, either concert or rudimental study
    • A short keyboard percussion piece, either two or four mallet (xylophone, marimba, or vibes). This can be of any style, including contemporary, transcription, or jazz
    • If desired, the student may also prepare one or both of the following to demonstrate further ability: piece for timpani and/or demonstration of drum set styles
  • Sight Reading: you will be asked to do some simple sight reading

Contact person: Dr. Tracy Freeze

Contact Info: 
Music Office at 620-341-5431, or email us at muscstud@emporia.edu
Grade: 
12
Scholarship Type: 
All