All students who wish to major in music must audition for admission to the department. This can be done at the same time as an award audition. Students who do not wish to major in music may still audition for a music award to participate in the Department of Music while at Jewell. Awards are competitive and are awarded based on talent.
A music award is both a reflection of a student’s achievement before coming to Jewell and also an investment in the potential achievement of that student while attending Jewell. All awards require some participation in the department, usually in the form of applied lessons for at least four semesters and membership in one or more ensembles. Students may audition on instrument(s), voice, piano or a combination.
Audition dates and Application deadlines
Fall 2015: Friday, October 9
Application Deadline October 2
Saturday, November 7
Application Deadline October 30
Spring 2016: Saturday, February 13
Application Deadline February 5
Saturday, March 5
Application Deadline February 26
Saturday, April 2
Application Deadline March 25
The Music Award Application process begins with your application to William Jewell College. To start your Jewell application: www.jewell.edu/admission
Talent Scholarship Application can be found here.
About the audition:
You should plan to bring two contrasting pieces with you to your audition. We recommend that the standard of the repertoire you perform be at the level of material you would take to District or State music festivals.
You can expect to be asked to do some sight-reading and may be asked to perform scales and/or arpeggios as appropriate.
Vocalists: If possible, one should be in a foreign language.
Instrumentalists: Your second piece may be a technical study. Piano accompaniment is recommended but not required.
Pianists: Your second piece may be a technical study.
NOTE: A Jewell accompanist is available provided we have sufficient prior communication of your audition repertoire. Taped accompaniment is not permitted.
Have questions: contact Anne Aunspaugh
music AT william.jewell DOT edu