Scholarship Auditions

Music Department Admission & Scholarship Auditions

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

Audition Dates:

Fall Dates:

This fall we will see students who have an active application on file with Southwestern on a one-on-one basis. Currently we see students Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  You must sign up within two weeks of your campus visit.  We will do our best to accommodate all request but can not guarantee it. Please click here for detailed instructions.You must sign up for an audition by arranging a Daily Campus Visit

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Spring Dates:

January 26, 2019 for music majors and non-majors

February 23, 2019 for music majors and non-majors

March 30, 2019 for music majors and non-majors


The January and February Audition Day schedule will start at 12:30 with a light lunch with Faculty and Students.  Time will be spent in preparation for your audition warming up and working with an accompanist if needed. You will tour the Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center and meet with the Fine Arts Liaison for Admissions.  Plan on being at the University from 12:30pm - 5:00pm.

The March Audition Day is scheduled on Admitted Student Day.  A student must be admitted and attend Admitted Student Day to register for an audition. More information about Admitted Student Day will come towards the end of October. If you have any questions please contact the Admissions’ Fine Arts Liaison, Patrick Firme.

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January 26, 2019

February 23, 2019

March 30, 2019


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

  • 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. 


    For any questions regarding auditions please contact: 

    Julie Hudson at 512-863-1548.

  • 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, 2019 if a student accepts financial aid from another college or university.

 After registering for your audition please fill out this application.

For any questions regarding auditions please contact: Julie Hudson at 512-863-1548.

Audition Dates for Sarofim Scholarships and Performance Awards are for Enrollment Fall 2019

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