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2018–2019 Auditions & Scholarships

Audition information and registration for 2018 applicants will be available in September. Please check back at that time.

Scholarships in band, orchestra, choir and voice, and keyboard instruments are available by audition. Scholarship auditions are held in the Tom & Peggy Wright Music Building on the SFA campus at several scheduled times during the fall and spring semester. In the event of conflicts, special audition times may be arranged.

Register online for an audition date

Audition Dates for Fall 2018 enrollment

Composition

  • portfolio review and audition by arrangement

In addition to an interview, composition majors will also audition in a performance area, but this will be arranged by Dr. Lias. You do NOT need to complete the online audition application. Contact Dr. Lias with any question at slias@sfasu.edu.

Guitar

all majors/minors:

  • January 26-27 (register by January 20)
  • February 23-24 (register by February 17)
  • April 7 (register by March 25)

Lumberjack Marching Band

majors other than music:

  • March 2-3 (register by February 26)
  • April 13-14 (register by April 9)

Keyboard

all majors/minors:

  • February 3 (register by January 26)
  • March 3 (register by February 26)

Sound Recording Technology (SRT)

instrumental applicants:

  • February 24 (register by February 19)
  • March 24 (register by March 4)

vocal applicants:

  • February 24 (register by February 19)
  • March 24 (register by March 4)

Strings

all majors/minors:

  • February 3 (register by January 26)
  • March 3 (register by February 26)
  • March 24 (register by March 19)

Vocal/Choral

music majors:

  • February 3 (register by January 26)
  • February 24 (register by February 19)
  • March 24 (register by March 19)

Woodwind/Brass/Percussion

Premium Scholarship Awards for Incoming Freshman Music Majors

Incoming freshmen music majors will be eligible for seven Premium Scholarships for all auditions completed by February 24. Students wanting to be considered for one of these top awards may audition on the weekend of February 23-24 or schedule an individual audition prior to that weekend. Premium Scholarships range from $24,000 to $14,000 and represent some of the top academic and music students from the incoming freshmen class.

Students may register for an audition for acceptance and scholarship after February 24, though they will not be eligible for the Premium Scholarships.

music majors only:

  • February 23-24 incoming freshmen music majors only (registration deadline: February 19 or when schedule is filled)
  • March 24 transfer music majors and incoming freshmen music majors

majors other than music:

  • March 2-3
  • April 13-14

Contact the appropriate coordinator and applied faculty member, if you are unable to audition on the listed dates.

Contact a professor

Area Coordinators
Applied Faculty

Audition Preparation

View area requirements regarding undergraduate auditions.

Scholarship Eligibility

Students must meet the entrance requirements of the University and must not have accepted a scholarship from another university.

scholarships are awarded in all areas of study in the School of Music to qualified students, and in some areas, to both majors and non-majors.

Additional Aid

Several forms of financial aid are available to students. This aid may be received in the form of a direct scholarship, grant, loan, college work-study job, or a combination of these programs. Students are encouraged to review additional scholarships offered through the university for which they may well qualify. Some scholarships are based on class rank or transferring college GPA. Most applications for university scholarships must be filed with the Office of Student Financial Assistance no later than February 1.