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String Area Scholarships

The EKU Department of Music offers merit-based scholarships to full-time undergraduate and graduate students.  Although preference is given to music majors, non-majors are eligible for music scholarships and encouraged to audition.  

Scholarships are awarded upon admittance to EKU and an audition.  Live auditions are preferred, though a recording (video only) may be sent if a live audition is not possible.  It is encouraged that all interested applicants audition before March 1.  

Audition Requirements: 

Undergraduate students:two contrasting pieces demonstrating attained skills in technique and musicianship.  The selected works should come from the standard solo repertoire for each instrument.  All applicants should prepare a major and minor scale of at least two octaves.

Graduate Students:three pieces demonstrating the highest level of attained skills technique and musicianship. 

Repertoire should be selected from the following:

Violin:

Two contrasting pieces from the standard violin repertoire including (but not limited to) Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Mendelssohn, etc.

Viola:

Two contrasting pieces from the standard viola repertoire including (but not limited to) Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Mendelssohn, etc.

Cello:

A movement from a standard concerto including (but not limited to): Boccherini, Haydn, Saint-Saens, Lalo, etc.

A movement from the Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello

A standard etude

A movement from the sonata repertoire

Bass:

A movement from the standard concerto repertoire (including but not limited to): Capuzzi, Dragonetti, etc.

A standard etude

A movement from the sonata repertoire

 

 

Terms/Conditions of Scholarship:  For each semester of awarded scholarship, all recipients are required to:

1) Enroll in private instruction for the duration of the scholarship

2) Participate in the EKU Symphony Orchestra and EKU String Orchestra

3) Maintain a 2.5 GPA

Each award is guaranteed for four years (eight semesters) on conditions that the student complies with the scholarship requirements.Please follow this link for scholarship application and how to schedule an audition.   http://www.music.eku.edu/scholarships

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