Scholarship Auditions

Music Department Admission & Scholarship Auditions

The audition at Southwestern serves as both a formal audition into the Music major and an audition for the Sarofim Scholarship in Music. For non-majors, it serves as the audition for a performance award. Your audition will help you get acquainted with the Sarofim School of Fine Arts, learn more about the music programs and ensemble participation offered, and introduce you to the Music Department faculty.

Please note the following: Due to the unpredictable nature of Covid-19,  we encourage you to visit the website often and check your emails from Southwestern and or the Sarofim School of Fine Arts. Some requirements and dates may change.


*** Please note all aerosolized instruments, excluding vocal, will need to submit a video audition through the Digital Submission Form, please see below for more information****


This spring’s auditions will be on campus for non-aerosolized instruments and voice.  This is an opportunity to meet face-to-face with our faculty and view our facilities.  While we prefer to meet you in person, if you wish to audition virtually as opposed to on-campus, please review the information in the digital submission area below.  

* Please note the following:

There is no difference in the amount of scholarship if you submit online or in-person.

Protocols will be emailed to students prior to the audition date.

Please click on the links below to register for your audition.

February 13

February 14

March 28

April 10: Non-Majors Only


On-Campus Music Major Audition Requirements

On-Campus Music Non-Major Audition Requirements



Candidates that receive the Sarofim Scholarship or the Performance Award are eligible for additional assistance, including Southwestern merit scholarships.

Any financial aid offer from Southwestern University will be void as of May 1, 2021 if a student accepts financial aid from another college or university.

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