Recruit Me!

Take the next step and get involved - get recruited for Music at IC!

Learn if you might qualify for one of our many generous music scholarships! It all starts when you complete the Music Recruitment Form below, including a short video clip of you performing or singing. 

>> Music Recruitment Form <<

Once we receive your submission, a member of our department will reach out to discuss ensembles, courses, and even private lessons suited to your unique skills and interests, as well as opportunities to earn music scholarship money for your participation!

What do I submit?

This is an informal introduction, rather than a formal audition. We’re looking for a chance to meet you and hear you perform on the voice or instrument you want to share with us. Some students upload their district honors band or choir video audition, while others send a quick cell phone video shot in a practice room. We do ask that you are visible and identifiable in whatever you submit. 

Most videos are at least two minutes in length. Consider editing down anything longer than 5 minutes as there is a upload limit of 10GB per file. If you have multiple skills or play multiple instruments, feel free to submit multiple files. 

If you prefer, you can also submit links to videos housed on third party sites such as YouTube, Dropbox, or Google Drive. Just make sure all sharing and permissions are enabled so that we can view them without delay. 

Thousands of dollars in Music Scholarships are awarded to Illinois College students each year, regardless of academic major.

All students, regardless of major or minor, are eligible for a music scholarship. The majority of students who play in our bands, sing in our choirs and study in private lessons are majoring in other areas, but continuing to follow their passion for music.

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year until all available funds have been exhausted. Make sure you receive priority consideration by uploading your materials right away!


Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We are happy to answer any questions, or do our best to assist you with any logistical or technical concerns.

Dr. Christian Secrist
Music Recruitment Coordinator
Illinois College