Saturday, January 18
Tuesday, February 4
Saturday, February 15 (Auditions and Visitation Day)
The Department of Music at Chadron State College awards talent scholarships annually to both new and returning students. These scholarships are funded through the generosity of many individuals, offices, and organizations. Eligibility requirements for specific scholarships vary, but include such factors as grade point average (GPA), class standing (i.e. Sophomore), academic and musical achievements, performance instrument/voice type, and degree program. All talent scholarships require an individual performance audition.
Talent scholarships in music are available primarily to students who choose to major in music at CSC. In exceptional circumstances (such as demonstration of extraordinary ability or specific ensemble need), talent scholarships are also available to minors and non-majors who participate in music ensembles. Talent awards are not automatically renewable. Previous recipients must re-apply and re-audition each year. The above dates are for incoming music majors. Music minors and participants should plan to audition for Concert Choir or Wind Symphony and the beginning of the fall semester. Awards for minors and participants will be determined at that time.
Where circumstances absolutely prevent a live audition, applicants may substitute a recorded audition. If you are applying after initial deadlines are past, please send your form and tape or call to schedule an audition anyway. Be sure to contact us (see info below) if you plan to do so. Instructions outlining specific requirements for live and recorded auditions are listed below.
Students interested in talent scholarships should carefully follow the application checklist. Of chief importance is completion of the scholarship application form. Through submission of this standardized form, applicants will be considered for every scholarship for which they meet the donor-specified requirements.