Performing Scholar Competition
Are you a gifted musician graduating from high school in 2019? Do you have a GPA of at least 3.2 or scored a minimum of 22 ACT or 1050 SAT? If so, you are invited to compete for up to $21,000 in scholarships.
Outstanding musicians who audition on or before Feb. 25, 2019, will be considered for the Performing Scholarship. Awards will be presented based on audition and academic scholarship.
- Four $21,000 scholarships, renewable for 4 years
Additional renewable scholarships, starting at $2,000 per year, are available for other students that demonstrate strong artistic and academic ability. >>> more info
- Open to high school seniors graduating in spring 2019
- A minimum of a 22 ACT, 1050 SAT or a 3.2 GPA
- Contact the music department by Feb. 1 to schedule an audition by Feb. 25, 2019
- A completed application for admission to Bluffton University submitted by Feb. 1.
- Scholarship recipients must declare a major in music or music education at Bluffton University.
- Students may be scholarship recipients in one performance area only
- Children of Bluffton University faculty/staff are not eligible
- Instrumental (brass, percussion, strings, woodwinds)
- Perform one or two solo works (10 mins. max.) at the level of works from the Class A OMEA Adjudicated Events List; memorization is at the discretion of the performer.
- Perform the first movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven and at least one other contrasting piece from a different style period (15 mins. max.); memorization required.
- Perform two contrasting solos (10 mins. max.), one in English and one in a foreign
language, at the level of works from the Class A OMEA Adjudicated Events List; memorization required.
- Perform two contrasting solos (10 mins. max.), one in English and one in a foreign language, at the level of works from the Class A OMEA Adjudicated Events List; memorization required.
- Accompanists will be provided by Bluffton University
- Applicants must request an accompanist on the scholarship application. Accompanist copies of scores must be provided to the university on or before Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.
- Participants may choose to provide their own accompanist
COPIES OF SCORES
- In addition to the accompanist copy, participants must provide one original copy of each composition for the faculty judges
- Please mark measure numbers in judge's scores
- Photocopied score will disqualify the contestant from the competition
- Decision of the judges is final
- The judges reserve the right to hear all or part of the prepared solos and the right not to choose a winner
- Performance time is limited as stated in the guidelines.
- No videotaping, photography or recording is permitted