Band Scholarship Audition Information

Band scholarship auditions will be held during the spring semester. Anyone wishing to audition should fill out this online scholarship application. Scholarships are granted to both music majors and non-music majors, so everyone has a chance to audition.

Woodwind and brass players should prepare a published solo or etude that best demonstrates your performance ability. Everyone will be asked to sight-read and play a couple of scales so all 12 major scales will need to be worked up.

Percussionist should prepare a published solo or etude on snare drum, timpani, and a percussion keyboard instrument as well as sight-reading on each of those three instruments.

The band scholarship may also serve as your audition for admission into the Department of Music. Formal admission into the Department of Music is required if you plan to major in Music or Music Education. Prospective music majors must also complete diagnostic placement exams in basic music theory and piano which may be accomplished on the audition day. For further information on admission into the Department of Music and for information on audition pieces, repertoire and requirements, please visit the JSU music department website at music.jsu.edu and click on the scholarships link.

For questions about the band scholarship audition process, please contact Sandy Lynch at the University Bands Office (256) 782-5562. GOOD LUCK! We look forward to hearing you play.