Any student seeking a degree in music at ETSU must first meet the general university admission requirements. Once that admission is granted, the student must audition for admission to the music degree program. Auditions are held on selected dates and by appointment. The music major audition is performed live (or via videotape* if the student lives more than 250 miles from campus). Auditions are judged by music department faculty.
When a student meets the audition requirements and is admitted to the program, an academic advisor will assist the student in determining courses to be taken. Students who do not meet the audition requirements may register for applied music and for ensembles and may audition again at a later date. It is not recommended that a student audition more than twice without being admitted, as the students' academic progress will be seriously delayed if a major is not declared by the sophomore year. Instrumental students auditioning for admission as a music major do not need to perform with an accompanist. Vocal Students are required to perform with an accompanist.
Instrumental students who are interested in auditioning for an APS or PPS Scholarship need to contact the instructor in their area for specific information regarding the requirements for that instrument AND to schedule an audition time. The application forms and requirements for APS, PPS and endowed scholarships can be found below. Please note that the application forms are different for each of the scholarships.
*Awards given on the basis of an audio/video tape will be verified by the live performance of pieces played on the tape .
The Department of Music at East Tennessee State University offers the following scholarships:
Endowed Scholarships - are available to all students by audition and are for one year awards only. Audition dates are listed below and must be performed with an accompanist. Student wanting an endowed scholarship will re-audition annually. APPLICATION
Academic Performance Scholarships ($3,000) are available by audition to in-state students. This is available to both music majors and non-majors and you are required to perform in one of our many performance ensembles. An accompanist is not needed for an APS audition. Audition Form
Public Performance Scholarships
(Approximately $11,000) are available by audition to out-of-state students including international students with interests in the arts. This is available to both music majors and non-majors and you are required to perform in one of our many performance ensembles. An accompanist
needed for a PPS audition. Audition Form
Thomas Jenrette Vocal Scholarship Competition (Up to $15,000 per year) are available to students who are first year voice-majors in either Education or Performance. The application deadline is January 10, 2012 and the Audition date is January 26, 2012. APPLICATION
SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION DATES
Click Here for Vocal Audition Requirements
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Following requirements are for endowed scholarships ONLY! Please contact the applied instructor of your instrument for APS & PPS Requirements
Brass Woodwind and String applicants should perform two contrasting pieces of at least Grade V difficulty. One must be a movement of a sonata or concerto. One solo or unaccompanied piece of appropriate difficulty may be performed if that piece is specifically written as an unaccompanied piece. Scholarship applicants need to provide their own pianists.
Percussionists should perform two contrasting works for solo percussion. At least one piece must be for keyboard percussion. The other piece can be for snare drum, timpani, multiple percussion, or drum set.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Piano applicants play two contrasting pieces from memory. One must be an original work by J.S. Bach or a sonata movement by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven. The other must be from a later period.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Brass, Woodwind, and Rhythm Section applicants should perform the following pieces:
Misty (Ballad, Aebersold Volume 41, Smart Music)
One Note Samba (Latin. Aebersold Volume 31, Smart Music)
Take The A Train (Swing, Aebersold Volume 12, Smart Music)
"Misty","One Note Samba", and "Take the A Train" - Concert Pitch
"Misty","One Note Samba", and "Take the A Train" - Bass Clef
"Misty","One Note Samba", and "Take the A Train" - Bb
"Misty","One Note Samba", and "Take the A Train"- Eb
For more information regarding scholarships call the
Department of Music @ 423-439-4270