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Music Scholarship Audition Requirements


Music scholarship awards range up to and including full tuition.

Choral/Vocal Area:

  • Choir Scholarship audition –
  • One song (art song or Broadway tune recommended).
  • Exercises for warm-up sung for the director.
  • Short Sight-reading exercise.
  • Vocal Music Majors – two memorized selections
  • A classical art song in Italian, French, German, Spanish, or English (UIL solo music recommended).
  • A contrasting song (such as an art song, folk song arrangement, or Broadway piece).
  • All selections will be accompanied by piano; a university accompanist will be provided.  However, a singer may choose to use his/her own accompanist.  Students will have the opportunity to briefly rehearse with the accompanist prior to the audition.  Recorded or CD accompaniments are not encouraged.
  • A short sight-reading excerpt (to be selected at the audition).

Band/Instrumental Area (Woodwinds and Brass):

  • Two contrasting selections of your choice (region/area or solo/ensemble music recommended)
  • Three memorized major scales of your choice
  • A short sightreading excerpt (to be selected at the audition)

Band/Instrumental Area (Percussion):

  • One etude or solo for snare drum
  • One two- or four-mallet etude or solo for keyboard instrument
  • One etude or solo for timpani
  • A short sightreading excerpt for each instrument (to be selected at the audition)
  • Drumset or rudimental excerpt optional

Music Scholarship Audition Procedures

  • Submit the online form below.
  • On receipt of your form, you will be contacted by a member of our music faculty to schedule a scholarship audition.
  • All McMurry music scholarships require an on-campus visit with audition.  Exceptions can be made in extraordinary circumstances (please contact us by phone or email below).
  • Priority will be given to those submitting scholarship applications postmarked by Monday, February 13, 2017.
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For questions contact:
Choral/Vocal:

Dr. David Wallis
Director of Choral Activities 
McMurry University   
1 McM Station Box 698   
Abilene, TX  79697

Phone:    (325) 793-4947    
Email:     wallis.david@mcm.edu   
Band/Orchestral/Instrumental:

Dr. David Robinson
Director of Bands
McMurry University
1 McM Station Box 575
Abilene, TX  79697

Phone:    (325) 793-4867
Email:     robinson.david@mcm.edu