Scholarships for ensemble participation are awarded to students who are not music majors or minors. These are awarded to eligible students who demonstrate musical proficiency and a desire to participate in Department of Music ensembles during their time as a Gordon College student.
This audition is NOT for a specific ensemble, but only to be considered for an Ensemble Scholarship. Auditions for ensemble placement are held during Fall Orientation.
Pianists are encouraged to audition on a band or orchestral instrument or voice.
Live auditions are strongly recommended for all applicants. Zoom auditions are available for international applicants or by petition. Recorded auditions are only accepted from students who are unable to attend any of the live or Zoom audition dates.
You should only apply for this scholarship if you do NOT intend to be a music major or minor!
Before applying for any music audition, you must be accepted to Gordon College. Gordon College admissions application →
Fill out the online application and choose your preferred audition date.
All audition dates are live auditions (in person at Gordon College) unless otherwise noted:
Friday | December 1 | 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Christmas Gala
Saturday | January 27 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom Audition
Sunday | February 4 | 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Next day Honors Day and Faculty Artist Series Concert
Monday | February 19 | 4.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. | Next Day Music Experience Day
Friday | March 22 | 4.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. | Accepted Student Day
Friday | April 5 | 4.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. | Accepted Student Day
Saturday | April 20 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom Audition
Students must apply to the Department of Music by March 31, 2024 to be eligible for an Ensemble Scholarship. Auditions run from December to April.
Your audition is max. five minutes in length. An accompanist is not required. For the audition, students are asked to prepare one selection that best demonstrates the current performance level on their instrument.
Please choose a single work that shows your abilities best. We recommend a folk song, art song, music theatre piece or hymn arrangement.
Please choose a single work that shows your abilities best. We recommend a solo piece, movement of work (concerto, sonata, etc.), etude or orchestral/band excerpt.
For questions on appropriate audition repertoire, please contact the Department of Music.
Note: This audition is not for a specific ensemble, but only to be considered for an ensemble participation scholarship. Auditions for ensemble placements are held during fall Orientation.
Important! Before submitting any recorded music audition, you must be accepted to Gordon College. Gordon College admissions application →
Live and Zoom auditions are strongly recommended for all applicants. Zoom auditions are an excellent option for international applicants or by petition. However, in cases where distance, time differences or technical challenges complicate Live or Zoom auditions, or if there are no more Live/Zoom audition dates are available, recorded video auditions are acceptable.
DVDs, CDs, YouTube links and other forms of media will not be reviewed. Video recordings must be digitally submitted using the GET ACCEPTED platform.
For further instructions follow the procedure outlined in the document below called "Recorded Audition Procedures."
Students must apply to the Department of Music by March 31, 2024, to be eligible for an Ensemble Scholarship.
If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Music.