Academics

MUSIC AUDITIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS

 
Students must audition to be admitted as a Music major or minor.  However, all students are invited to audition for Music Scholarships.  Some scholarships are reserved for Music majors and minors, others are available for any student who participates in the Music Department, regardless of major.  In order to receive a scholarship, students should first apply to the college, then audition through the Music Department.


 
Tier 1 - Emerging Artist Scholarship - $2,000 - $5,000 per year (renewable for four years)
  • Recipients must maintain their intent to major in Music, must formally declare a major in Music by the conclusion of their sophomore year, and must participate in an ensemble each semester.
Tier 2 - Talent Scholarship - $1,000 per year (renewable for four years)
  • Recipients need not be a Music major or minor, but must participate in an ensemble each semester.
  • Students may audition and obtain talent scholarships after the February audition deadline.
Tier 3 - Music Award - $500 per year (renewable for four years)
  • Students may audition and obtain Music Awards after the February audition deadline.
  • Recipients need not be a Music major or minor, but must participate in an ensemble each semester.
Tier 4 - Music Lesson Fee Waiver (renewable for four years)
  • Note: the music lesson fee is already waived for Music majors and minors
  • Waivers are available to a student of any major who wishes to pursue private study in voice or an instrument.
  • Students receiving a Music Lesson Fee Waiver must also participate in an ensemble each semester.
  • Students may audition and obtain music lesson fee waivers after the February audition deadline.
 
 

AUDITION DAYS & DEADLINES

Please note:  students should apply to the college before auditioning.
 
Students must audition by February 4, 2017 in order to be considered for an Emerging Artist Scholarship for the 2017 Fall semester.  Music Awards and Lesson Fee Waivers can be awarded at later dates.   Please complete the online registration form as early as possible before your chosen audition date, and at least ONE WEEK BEFORE the date you plan to audition.  See below for specific requirements for each instrument. 
 
Upcoming Audition Days:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Saturday, January 14, 2017        
        Saturday, February 4, 2017    **MUST audition by this date to be eligible for top tier awards
 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION

 
After you complete the online registration form, you will be contacted by the Music Department to schedule an audition time.         
 
**Please make every effort to audition on one of these days.  If you are unable to audition during one of these days, indicate so on the online form.  After you complete the online form, you will be contacted by the Music Department to schedule an audition.  Or, you may email music@mail.ic.edu to inquire about other audition times.
 

STUDENTS LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

 
Students living outside the United States may audition by recording. Under special circumstances, this option may also be extended to domestic students living out of state. Contact nichol.delgiorno@mail.ic.edu for more information. 

   

VOCALISTS


- Complete the Music Auditions Online Form and submit before the deadline (above)
 
- Prepare two selections:  one aria or art song and one other selection of your choice.  Selections should be memorized.  Each selection must be under five minutes in length.  An accompanist will be provided if needed.
 
- Sight-sing two or three simple melodies or complete a tonal memory exercise (note: preference will be given to students who can read music, but awards are not contingent upon sight-reading skill)
 
- Complete a short interview with music faculty

***ALL CANDIDATES - Bring at least 3 copies of each selection to your audition.  
 Bring original copies if possible, but photocopies are acceptable.

 

INSTRUMENTALISTS

 
- Complete the Music Auditions Online Form and submit before the deadline (above)
 
- Prepare two selections:  these may be etudes, solo works, or excerpts, but please choose two pieces of contrasting style.  Selections need not be memorized.  Each selection must be under five minutes in length.  An accompanist will be provided if needed.
 
- Play two or three major scales, two octaves up and down (scales will be chosen from key signatures up to four flats or sharps for your instrument).
 
- Complete a short interview with music faculty

***ALL CANDIDATES - Bring at least 3 copies of each selection to your audition.  
 Bring original copies if possible, but photocopies are acceptable.

 

COMPOSERS

 
- Complete the Music Auditions Online Form and submit before the deadline (above)
 
- Audition on a major instrument or voice - see above procedures
 
- Submit one to three scores with or without recordings (MIDI acceptable). Scores may be e-mailed as PDFs to timothy.kramer@mail.ic.edu or sent via mail to Timothy Kramer, Department of Music, Illinois College, 1101 W. College Ave., Jacksonville, IL 62650.  Observe the deadlines for instrument or voice auditions when submitting scores.
 
- Compete a short interview with music faculty

***ALL CANDIDATES - Bring at least 3 copies of each selection to your audition.  
Bring original copies if possible, but photocopies are acceptable.

 


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