Larrabee Scholars in Music
$1,500 Annual Scholarship
Incoming students who wish to be considered for the Larrabee Scholarship in Music should prepare five to ten minutes of solo literature in at least two contrasting styles. Selections should be chosen to demonstrate technical facility as well as expression and tone quality. When possible, singers should perform in English and at least one foreign language, and may include one song from a musical. For priority consideration, applicants should should submit either a recorded audition or arrange for a live audition, by March 1, 2016.
1. Recorded auditions should be submitted as an individual .mp3 file for each piece of music. Submissions should also include a table of contents (in .pdf, .doc, or .txt) that contains the following information for each piece: (1) composer/arranger/lyricist, (2) title, movement, etc., (3) measure numbers, if appropriate, and (4) timing.
2. For live auditions, please bring 3 copies of your music to the audition for the faculty jurors. Applicants should also bring a cover page that contains the following information about the pieces: (1) composer/arranger/lyricist (2) title, movement, etc., (3) measure numbers, appropriate, and (4) timing. At the discretion of the faculty, and the interest of managing time constraints, soloists may be asked to perform only excerpts prepared pieces.
Constance Stuart Larrabee Music Scholars are expected to actively participate in the performance opportunities offered by the Department of Music. To remain eligible for the award, students should enroll in an appropriate 1-credit large ensemble (String Orchestra, Symphonic Band, or Chorus) every semester they are on campus. Similarly, they should also enroll in applied music lessons (2-credits) during their first 2 years on campus. To support these lessons, Constance Stuart Larrabee Music Scholars are exempted from paying the annual $720 fee associated with 200-level applied music lessons during their first two years of study.
CONTACT: Dr. Jon McCollum (email@example.com), Chair of Music