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.


This spring’s auditions will be on campus.  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.

More information about the auditions and the protocols will be announced by the end of January.

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

Digital Submission Information

This process is reserved for students who are unable to come to campus for auditions.  Please click on the registration button below for more information and to start the submission process.  The deadline for Digital Submission of videos and the Music Application is Friday, March 26 at 11:59 PM.




Digital Music Major Audition Requirements 

Digital 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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