Scholarships | Scholarship Auditions
More than $350,000 in music scholarships are awarded annually.
Several dozen scholarships are awarded each year, available to all students regardless of major, for orchestral and band instruments, piano, voice, and guitar. Click here to choose one of the dates below, request a different date, or submit a recorded audition. Auditions must be completed by Mar. 1, 2014.
If you have any questions regarding music scholarships, please contact:
Dr. Daniel Kazez, Professor of Music
Music Admission Coordinator
Instrumentalists: (1) Two compositions or movements in contrasting style, one of which demonstrates technical proficiency. About ten minutes total duration. (2) Major and minor scales (melodic or harmonic), up to four sharps/flats, two or three octaves. Percussionists: Solos in two of these areas—snare drum, timpani, mallets.
Singers: Two contrasting songs, one in English and, if possible, one in a foreign language.
After Submitting Your Audition Request Form…
1. Ask two teachers to fill out and submit a recommendation form.
2. If you are a singer, an accompanist will be provided for your audition. At least two weeks before your audition, send copies of your vocal sheet music to:
Melanie Kern, Music Department Assistant
632 Woodlawn Ave.
Springfield, OH 45504
Or send via fax: 937-327-7347. Or send via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audition Location, Parking, and Accommodations
Auditions are held in Krieg Hall (the music building) at 632 Woodlawn Ave.
Free parking is available in the Student Center Parking Lot (across the street from Krieg Hall, on the other side of Ward Street), and in the Krieg Hall Parking Lot (just to the east side of Krieg Hall). If you are visiting Wittenberg from out of town, you might wish to check this list of Springfield hotels.
Music scholarships are renewable annually, as long as you are in good academic standing and you fulfill the requirements of the scholarship (see below). All students, regardless of major, are eligible; music majors are eligible for the highest music scholarships. Financial need is not a determining factor for music scholarships. For information on need-based financial aid, click here.
To maintain a talent-based scholarship in music, a student must fulfill these conditions:
Every semester on campus, successfully participate in a large music ensemble (as assigned by directors of the ensembles):
Voice - Wittenberg Choir or Wittenberg Singers
Woodwind, brass, percussion - Wittenberg Symphonic Band
Strings - Wittenberg Chamber Orchestra
Other instruments - An assigned ensemble appropriate for the student
- Every semester on campus, successfully participate in applied music lessons, with a grade of at least B- on a cumulative basis. You will be billed for these applied music lessons; however, your music scholarship award is sufficient to cover this expense.