The Music Department offers several music scholarships. Some of these are competitive awards for music majors, others are awarded to music majors and minors based on talent and need. Auditions are held throughout the year.
Students wishing to Major or concentrate in Music must first apply and be admitted to Queens. Admission to the school does not guarantee admission to the Department of Music. You are strongly encouraged to audition in person during one of the three designated audition dates. Audition dates this school year are January 25 and February 1, 8, and 22, 2013. You must fill out the Music Audition and Scholarship Application prior to your audition. An audition DVD (must be a DVD) will be accepted if distance prevents you from auditioning in person. Students cannot be considered for scholarship after February 15, 2013 .
The Music Department awards music scholarships to deserving prospective music majors, including majors in Music Therapy and Performance, and those with a concentration in music. Music scholarships are based on preparation, musical talent, academic achievement, and potential. Music Scholarships range up to $10,000 annually.
Endowed Music Scholarships include the following:
- Ivan F. Chambers Scholarship
- Joseph Lammers Scholarship
- Gutmann Scholarship
- Ann Vandiver O'Quinn Scholarship
- Grace Hamrick Scholarship
- George Stegner Scholarship
- Mary Kennedy Scholarship
Priority for awarding Music Scholarships will be given to students who audition and interview on campus.
All students wishing to major or minor in music must audition. An accompanist will be provided if needed; taped accompaniment is not permitted. You may choose music that will best show your musical ability in regard to tone, technique, pitch, and expressiveness, using the suggestions below. Music should be selected from a variety of stylistic periods. You will also be asked to sight read and demonstrate proficiency in scales and arpeggios.
Three contrasting selections, all to be performed from memory, including one selection in Italian from the 16th-18th centuries, one English or American art song or aria, and one song in musical theater or other foreign language art song.
Two or three contrasting works, to be performed from memory, from the following style periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, or 20th Century. Suggested repertoire: Bach preludes & fugues or three-part inventions; first movement of a Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven sonata; or works by major composers of the Romantic & later style periods.
Two contrasting works from two of the following style periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Contemporary. Suggested repertoire: Bach preludes and fugues; a movement from a 19th century French or German work; or compositions by 20th century composers.
Two contrasting works, to be performed from memory, from two of the following style periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or 20th Century. A movement of a longer work may be considered as one composition.
At least two works in contrasting styles from the standard repertoire. Orchestra excerpts are also acceptable.
Two works in contrasting styles to be chosen from solo literature and/or etudes. Should demonstrate a degree of technical fluency and musical awareness appropriate to the level of audition literature.
WOODWINDS AND BRASS
Two works (one lyrical and one technical) of contrasting style periods from the standard repertoire, including movements of sonatas or concerti, or other solo pieces and longer etudes.
Students should provide their own instruments. Performance on two of the following areas is required: Snare drum - rudiments and a prepared solo or etude; Timpani - two solos in contrasting styles; Marimba - major scales and arpeggios, two solos in contrasting styles.
Students unable to audition in person must submit an audition DVD. Again, taped accompaniment is not permitted. The DVD must include your name, instrument, and your audition repertoire. All audition repertoire must comply with the requirements listed. The deadline for submitting audition DVD is February 13, 2013. You must complete the application form and return it along with your audition DVD.