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 (in person at Gordon College) unless otherwise noted:
Friday | December 2 | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Christmas Gala and Explore Gordon
Saturday | January 28 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom audition
Sunday | February 5 | 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Next day Honors Day and Faculty Series Concert
Monday | February 20 | 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Clarendon Day; next day Music Experience Day
Saturday | Mach 18 | 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Explore Gordon
Sunday | March 26 | 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Next day Accepted Student Day
Saturday | April 15 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom audition
Monday | April 17 | 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Accepted Student Day
Students must apply to the Department of Music by March 31, 2023, to be eligible for an ensemble participation scholarship. Auditions run from December to April.
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.
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 a 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.
Submit a Recorded Video Audition
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 in extenuating circumstances, 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 GETACCEPTD 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, 2023, to be eligible for an ensemble participation scholarship.
If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Music.