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 fall Auditions will occur by submission online.  The DEADLINE for submission is November 18, 2020.  You may be contacted for additional evaluation including sight-reading and or interviews.

Digital Music Major Audition Requirements 

Digital Music Non-Major Audition requirements 




This springs auditions will be on campus.  This is an opportunity to meet face-to-face with our faculty and view our facilities.  We encourage all students to be prepared to submit a video audition if Covid-19 guidelines are renewed.

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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