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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.

BAND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE –  January 24, 2023

DID YOU MISS THE DEADLIINE? – Contact Sandy Duval at slynch@jsu.edu or 256.782.5562

Incoming Students

Auditions for incoming students will be held on campus on February 3-4 and 10-11. Auditions are scheduled through the online scholarship application.

Instrumental (Brass, Woodwinds)

1.  Play two contrasting etudes (lyrical and technical) OR a Solo piece for your instrument.

2.  Prepare all twelve major scales with arpeggios (two octaves when possible).

3.  Sight-reading

 

Percussion

  1. Perform a solo on the snare drum, timpani, and a mallet instrument.

  2. Be prepared to play all twelve major scales (two octaves) including arpeggios.

  3. Be prepared to play any of the 40 PAS rudiments on the snare drum (slow-fast-slow).

  4. Sight Reading on the snare, timpani, and a mallet instrument.

  5. OPTIONAL-Demonstrate a variety of styles on drum set (rock, funk, jazz, Latin, etc.).

PERCUSSION QUESTIONS? – Dr. Jordan mgjordan@jsu.edu or Mr. Gillespie cgillesp@jsu.edu.

NEED MORE INFORMATION ON AUDITION PIECES, REPERTOIRE, AND REQUIREMENTS? – Visit our audition requirements page HERE.

ADMISSION INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC – The band scholarship audition will serve as your audition for admission into the Department of Music if you plan to major in Music or Music Education.

For questions about the band scholarship audition process, please contact Sandy Duval at the University Bands Office (256) 782-5562

On behalf of Jacksonville State University and the David L Walters Department of Music, we would like to thank you for your interest in our program.  We look forward to hearing you play and wish you the best of luck on your audition.

 

Returning JSU Students

Returning JSU students will be required to submit a video audition.

2023 band scholarship audition videos are due February 11th by 11:59PM.

Band scholarship auditions will be held during the spring semester. Anyone wishing to audition should fill out this online scholarship application.

Please prepare a (maximum of 2 minute) piece that displays your lyrical and technical playing ability.  If you choose to do excerpts from multiple pieces, please edit them into a single video.

In order to be considered for a scholarship, you MUST fill out the JSU online scholarship application above in addition to the submission form below.

Spring 2023 Returning Student Video Submission

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Are you currently on JSU Band Scholarship?(Required)
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