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Ensemble Scholarship Auditions

Apply for an Ensemble Scholarship

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. 

Schedule your audition

Live and Zoom auditions are strongly recommended for all applicants. Recorded auditions are only accepted from students who are unable to attend any of the live or Zoom audition dates.

Fill out the online application and choose your preferred audition date.

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 ➔

Available Music Audition dates (all audition dates are live auditions unless otherwise noted):

Saturday, December 4 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Christmas Gala
Saturday, January 29 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Zoom audition
Friday, February 11 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | First-Year Fellow day
Monday, February 21 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Clarendon Day
Friday, March 25 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Explore Gordon
Monday, April 11 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Students must apply to the Department of Music by March 15, 2022, to be eligible for an ensemble participation scholarship. Auditions run from November to April.

About your Audition

Your audition is 5 minutes in length. An accompanist is not required. For the audition, students are asked to prepare one selection that best demonstrates current performance level on their primary instrument. 

Recommended selection for Ensemble scholarship auditions

Please choose a single work that shows your abilities best. We recommend a folk song, art song, music theatre piece, or hymn arrangement.

Instrumental Ensembles 
Please choose a single work that shows your abilities best. We recommend a solo piece, movement of a work (concerto, sonata, etc.), etude, or orchestral/band excerpt.

For questions on appropriate audition repertoire, please contact the

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.


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