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.

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

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 Events Calendar
APRIL 2017
1 Concert: Liberty Symphony Orchestra 7:30 p.m., Liberty Performing Arts Theater (Tickets:
2 Concert: Cardinalis 4 p.m., TBD
12 Schola Cantorum: Compline for Holy Week 9 p.m., Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City
20 Chamber Music Recital 7 p.m., Forbis Recital Hall
22 Concert: Symphonic Band 2 p.m., Gano Chapel
24 Chapel Choir Holocaust Remembrance 6:30 p.m., Maple Woods Community College
29 Concert: Chapel Choir 7:30 p.m., Gano Chapel
30 Concert: Handbell Choir 3p.m., TBD
MAY 2017
4 Concert: Jazz Band 7 p.m., Peters Theater (Brown Hall)