2017-2018 Prospective Student Audition Days

Friday, November 10, 2017
Monday, February 19, 2018

*All day, Jindra Fine Arts Band Room (215)

Auditions are required for incoming and transfer students (both music and non-music majors) who wish to be considered for either the Clements Band Scholarship, Victor Jindra Scholarship, or an Ensemble Participation scholarship.

Your scholarship audition may also serve as your audition for placement within Concert Chorale and/or the Hoyt Street Jazz Ensemble.

Prestige Show Choir auditions are held the first day of the fall semester – email Dr. Jake Bartlett at JBartlett@peru.edu for more information.

Clements Band Scholarship | Award amount: $2,000

Eligibility Criteria
Any high school graduate (age 17 through 24 years of age) who meets Peru State College admission requirements and has a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent is eligible to apply. The eligible applicant must have participated in music during high school.

Required Materials

The application must be accompanied by (1) the high school transcripts, (2) a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s music teacher or private instructor, and (3) a letter from the applicant expressing reasons for interest in this scholarship.

Audition Requirements & Guidelines

Each applicant should prepare the following:

  1. One contest-level solo selection
  2. One etude
  3. Two scales of your choosing
  4. Solo selections do not need to be memorized
  5. An accompanist will be provided. Each applicant will be responsible for providing their own accompaniment, or they may perform unaccompanied.

Awarding

This $2000 scholarship will be awarded over a two year period ($500 for each of four semesters). A second place award of $500 will be given on a one-time basis. The recipient must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale each semester the ward is given. Failure to maintain the appropriate G.P.A. will result in the award being withdrawn. Failure to participate in the band program where needed will result in the award being withdrawn. This scholarship shall be awarded without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, or handicap.

Victor Jindra Scholarship | Award amount: $175

Eligibility Criteria
Any high school graduate (age 17 through 24 years of age) who meets Peru State College admission requirements, and who intends to major in music may apply. The eligible applicant must have participated in music during high school, and preference will be given to those majoring in a string instrument.

Required Materials

The application must be accompanied by (1) the high school transcripts, (2) a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s music teacher or private instructor, and (3) a letter from the applicant expressing reasons for interest in this scholarship.

Audition Requirements & Guidelines

Each applicant should prepare the following:

  1. One contest-level solo selection
  2. One etude
  3. Two scales of your choosing
  4. Solo selections do not need to be memorized
  5. An accompanist will be provided. Each applicant will be responsible for providing their own accompaniment, or they may perform unaccompanied.

Awarding

This one-time $175 scholarship will be awarded in the student’s first semester of study. This scholarship shall be awarded without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, or handicap.

Ensemble Participation Scholarship | Award amount: Varies

Music scholarships may be awarded for ensemble participation, and are available to all students – regardless of major – who are in good academic standing with the college.

Audition Requirements & Guidelines

Prospective Music Major Auditions

Each applicant should prepare the following for their instrument:

Vocal:

  1. Two contest-level solo selections of contrasting styles (art song, age-appropriate aria)
  2. One of your selections should be in a foreign language
  3. The English selection may be musical theatre, if you wish
  4. Solo selections should be memorized
  5. Faculty will not hear a pop music selection as an audition piece
  6. An accompanist will be provided, and both selections must be accompanied. Each applicant will be responsible for providing their own accompaniment; please bring a copy of your music with you to your audition.

Instrumental:

  1. One contest-level solo selection
  2. One etude
  3. Two scales of your choosing
  4. Solo selections do not need to be memorized
  5. An accompanist will be provided. Each applicant will be responsible for providing their own accompaniment, or they may perform unaccompanied.

Ensemble Auditions (non-music majors)

College Choir:

  1. Vocalises to establish tone and range
  2. Solo (My Country ’tis of Thee or Amazing Grace)
  3. Personal interview with the director, Mr. Matt Hill

Hoyt Street Jazz Ensemble:

  1. Two scales of your choosing
  2. Two prepared excerpts (coming soon)
  3. Personal interview with the director, Dr. Ken Meints

Audition Application

Click to access the Online Audition Application

*Clements Band & Victor Jindra Scholarship applicants: a link is provided within the application to upload your letter of recommendation and letter of interest.

After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email confirming your audition date and time. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Brenda Trail at 402-872-2237 or BTrail@peru.edu.