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Music Scholarships

Scholarship Audition Dates

Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 22 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Da capo Scholarship in Music

About

The Da capo Scholarship is offered to eligible incoming freshman students who intend to pursue a baccalaureate degree with music or music education as their major. The scholarship amount is based on academic performance in high school and SAT/ACT scores. Students are required to participate in ensembles appropriate to their principal instrument (organ, piano, strings, voice, or winds). An audition is required for entry to the School of Music. As such, recipients must audition for a Jones Audition Scholarship (see information in the following section).

Criteria for Renewal

Recipients must continue to pursue the designated participation, as well as a baccalaureate in music or music education, maintain a 2.5.0 CGPA, and meet all participation requirements. The scholarship is renewable for up to an additional three years.

Jones Audition Scholarship

About

The Jones Audition Scholarship provides artistic recognition for outstanding musical and dramatic media performance to those students who intend to pursue a baccalaureate degree in music, music education, or dramatic media.  This scholarship is based on audition and is required for entry into the School of Music. Incoming freshmen, transfer, and returning TLU students are eligible. Music students will audition for, and participate in, ensembles appropriate to their principal instrument (organ, piano, strings, voice, or winds).  The amount of this award varies and is determined by the appropriate department faculty.  Students should review audition criteria and submit a music scholarship audition application. 

Participation Requirements

  • Attend all rehearsals and performances unless excused in advance by the director.
  • Be prepared musically for all rehearsals and performances.
  • Represent the university and the organization in a manner befitting the character of the institution and organization.
  • Enroll in private instruction and labs as required by the instructor.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards.
  • Demonstrate leadership within the school and organization.

Criteria for Renewal

Recipients must continue to pursue the designated participation, list music or music education as their a major, maintain a 2.5.0 CGPA, and meet all participation requirements. The scholarship is renewable for up to an additional three years.

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Performance Award

About

Performance Awards provide artistic recognition for outstanding musical and dramatic media performance to those students who are majoring in a field other than music, music education, or dramatic media. Incoming freshmen, transfer students and returning TLU students who demonstrate superior musical ability in their area of performance or in dramatic media are eligible.  The amount of this award,up to $3,000, is based on audition an and can be combined with TLU academic scholarships. An audition is required and must be scheduled in advance. Students should review audition criteria and submit a music scholarship audition application.

Performance Awards are given in the following areas:

  • Band Participation
  • Choir Participation
  • Strings Participation
  • Solo Vocal Performance
  • Dramatic Media Participation

Participation Requirements

  • Attend all rehearsals and performances unless excused in advance by the director.
  • Be prepared musically for all rehearsals and performances.
  • Represent the university and the organization in a manner befitting the character of the institution and organization.
  • Enroll in private instruction and labs as required by the instructor.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards.
  • Demonstrate leadership within the school and organization.

Criteria for Renewal

Awards are reviewed by the director/instructor annually. The level and quality of participation determine whether an award will be renewed, as well as the amount of the renewal. There are no guarantees of renewal. Awards are rescinded if participation is discontinued or unsatisfactory.

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Audition Requirements for Music Scholarships

In preparation for your Jones Audition Scholarship or Performance award, you should prepare the following based on the ensemble in which you will participate.  You must also submit a Music Scholarship Audition application, which is due at least one week prior to your selected audition date.

Vocal and Choral: Two contrasting, memorized pieces that demonstrate your musical strengths – one selection in a foreign language and one selection in English. It is recommended that at least one piece represent repertoire appropriate for All-State and/or UIL. In addition to performing your prepared repertoire, we may also ask you to sing scales and vocalizes.

Strings: Two contrasting selections, one slow and lyrical and one faster and more technical, and a memorized two octave scale, ascending and descending. All-state audition material, etudes, or appropriate solo material are encouraged.

Winds: Two contrasting selections, one slow and lyrical and one faster and more technical, and a memorized chromatic scale, ascending and descending. All-state audition material, etudes, and appropriate solo material are encouraged.

Percussion: Two selections, one on either timpani or snare, and one on marimba (4-mallet encouraged, 2-mallet acceptable). All-state audition material, etudes, and appropriate solo material are encouraged.

Piano: Two selections of contrasting style and time period. Memorization is encouraged but not required. In addition to performing your prepared repertoire, you may be asked to play scales or arpeggios.

Music for accompanist

An accompanist will be provided for your audition if materials are received one week prior to your audition date. Please email or mail your music to the address below. Be sure to include your name, audition date and contact information with your music.

Note: Audio/video taped auditions may be allowed if distance from campus is prohibitive.  Please contact Dr. Douglas R. Boyer for eligibility. 

Dr. Douglas R. Boyer
Auditions – School of Music
Texas Lutheran University
1000 W. Court St.
Seguin, Texas 78155

Contact TLU Music Faculty

If you have questions about the music program or this audition process, please contact a music faculty member from your discipline, or:

Dr. Douglas R. Boyer
Director, School of Music
830-372-6869
dboyer@tlu.edu

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Music Scholarships Application

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Audition Information

Audition Materials

  • Materials should exhibit the student at his/her best within contrasting styles.
  • Accompanist will be provided if materials are received one week prior to audition.
  • Instrumental auditions need not be accompanied.