Music Department

Music Scholarship Information

Music scholarships ranging from $2000 to $5000 per year (plus waiver of lesson fees) are awarded to majors and to non-majors on a competitive basis by audition. Students holding other Hendrix scholarships such as merit awards and minister's dependent grants are generally eligible to receive music scholarships in addition to their other awards.

An audition can be arranged by contacting the Office of Admission. Very often students will schedule an audition in conjunction with a regular campus visitation day. Auditions are heard by the department from September until March 14, 2016.

Audition Requirements


  • 2 contrasting prepared excerpts/pieces: one legato, lyric, and expressive; one technical and staccato
  • 2 two- or three-octave scales: one major, one melodic minor
  • Sight reading(On your application, please indicate if you would like to be considered for the Hendrix String Quartet Scholarship. Please contact Dr. Griebling in the Music Department at for details.)


  • 2 contrasting songs of any style
  • An accompanist will be provided.

Woodwinds and Brass

  • 2 contrasting prepared excerpts/pieces: one slow, lyric, and expressive; one fast and technical
  • 2 one- or two-octave major scales
  • Sight reading


  • 3 prepared excerpts/pieces: snare, mallets, and timpani
  • 2 one- or two-octave major scales
  • Sight reading

All Students

Students who are interested in being considered for a music scholarship, regardless of whether they plan to audition in person or with a recording, must complete an online scholarship application for the Office of Admission by February 1.  Click here to access this form.    

Live auditions on campus can be scheduled during the following times: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 1:10-2:00.  Please bring to your audition the name of a teacher who is willing to serve as a reference and his or her email address or phone number. 

While live auditions are preferred, recorded auditions are accepted in cases where students live at some distance and do not plan to visit campus before March 14, 2016.  If you are auditioning via a recording, please complete this Applicant Information Form and send it with your recording.  Recorded auditions must be received (not postmarked!) by March 14, 2016 to be considered.