Scholarships & Auditions

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.

Auditions
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Registration deadline: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Registration deadline: Saturday, January 30, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Registration deadline: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Registration deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2018

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.

Questions? Contact Anne Aunspaugh at music@william.jewell.edu.

Music Events Calendar
SEPTEMBER 2017
29 Choral Reunion Concert: Gano Chapel
OCTOBER 2017
10 Jazz Band Concert: noon, White Atrium
19 Department Recital: Senior Music Majors: 5:30 p.m., Forbis Recital Hall
22 Handbell Concert: 3 p.m., Gano Chapel
26 Symphonic Band Concert: 7 p.m., Gano Chapel
28 Concert: Liberty Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m., Liberty Performing Arts Theater (tickets required)
29 Concert Choir: 3 p.m., Village Presbyterian Organ Dedication, Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, Kan.
NOVEMBER 2017
2 Fall Musical "Carrie": 7 p.m., Peters Theater (tickets required)
3 Fall Musical "Carrie": 7 p.m., Peters Theater (tickets required)
4 Fall Musical "Carrie": 7 p.m., Peters Theater (tickets required)
4 Early/Fall AUDITIONS: registration deadline 10/28
5 Fall Musical "Carrie": 2 p.m., Peters Theater (tickets required)
10 Department Recital: Junior Music Majors: 5:30 p.m., Forbis Recital Hall
11 Schola Cantorum: Choral Evensong: 5 p.m., St. Mary Magdeline, Belton, MO
15 Chamber Music Recital: 7:30 p.m., Forbis Recital Hall
DECEMBER 2017
2 Concert: Liberty Symphony Orchestra : 7:30 p.m., Liberty Performing Arts Theater (tickets required)
5 Chapel Choir Concert: Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols”: 7:30 p.m., Gano Chapel
9 Concert Choir Christmas Concert: 7:30 p.m., Redemptorist Church (admit fee at door)
11 The City Come Again: Noon (music begins at 11:30 a.m.), Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City
FEBRUARY 2018
3 Regular/Winter AUDITIONS: registration deadline 1/30
15 Opera Workshop Performance: 7:30 p.m., Gano Chapel
17 Regular/Winter AUDITIONS: registration deadline 2/10
17 Opera Workshop Performance: 7:30 p.m., Gano Chapel
23 Department Recital: First Year Music Majors: Forbis Recital Hall
MARCH 2018
11 Windfest – WJC Symphonic Band & select high school bands: 7 p.m., Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, KC (tickets required)
18 Concert Choir w/ New England Conservatory Chamber Singers: 4 p.m., Grace Cathedral, Topeka, Kan.
22 Jazz Band Concert: Noon, Trotter Arts Plaza
APRIL 2018
14 Concert: Liberty Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m., Liberty Performing Arts Theater (Tickets: libertysymphony.org)
18 Chamber Music Recital: 7:30 p.m., Forbis Recital Hall
21 Concert: Symphonic Band: 2 p.m., Gano Chapel
24 Chapel Choir & Men’s Chorus Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m., Gano Chapel
29 Handbell Choir Spring Concert: 3 p.m., Gano Chapel
30 Choral Scholars perform at Holocaust Remembrance: 6:30 p.m., Maple Woods Community College (suitable for ages 13+)
MAY 2017
3 Concert: Jazz Band: 7 p.m., Peters Theater (Brown Hall)
6 Concert Choir Tour Preview Concert: 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City