Music

Scholarship Auditions

Music Department Admission & Scholarship Auditions

Please read this page carefully as changes have been made to update our prospective students: updated on 05-01-2020
DUE TO THE CURRENT AND UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION, WE ARE REMINDING ALL AUDITIONEES TO PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CAREFULLY READ THE AUDITION GUIDELINES. IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE MEETING ANY OF THE REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US SO THAT WE CAN HELP IN FINDING A RESOLUTION.

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 be a live virtual audition via google meetups.  It 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.

All Music Auditions have three steps

  1. Register for an audition
  2. Fill out the Audition Application Form
  3. Audition 
  • Please carefully read the Audition Guidelines

    Sarofim Scholarships in Music are for Music majors only. 

     
  • Please carefully read the Audition Guidelines

    Performance Awards in Music are for Non-Music majors only. 

     
  • Recipients of Sarofim Scholarship in Music and Performance Awards may also be eligible for additional assistance such as academic scholarships. In addition, recipients may apply for University need-based aid. For more information, please go to Financial Aid/Merit scholarships or call 1-800-252-3166. 

    Any financial aid offer from Southwestern University will be void as of May 1, 2020 if a student accepts financial aid from another college or university.

The following 2019/2020 audition requirements will be waived due to COVID-19:

  • You do not need to have an accompanist
  • You may sing or play with prerecorded accompaniment music
  • You may perform your audition with an accompanist if you have one.
  • Please reach out to us if you have questions about repertoire selections and requirements. 

If you missed the virtual audition deadline due to COVID-19 please reach out to us through the registration button below.

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

For any questions regarding auditions, please contact Laura Sewell at sewelll@southwestern.edu.

Audition Dates for Sarofim Scholarships and Performance Awards are for Enrollment Fall 2020.

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