Music Department Scholarships

$2000.00 awards are available based on talent and technical merit.

Incoming students may audition for instrumental or vocal scholarships prior to their admission to Marist College. All students must audition in person, please do not send audio or visual recordings in lieu of a live audition. Please note, an offer of the scholarship award does not constitute an offer of admission to the college. 

Please contact the Music Office if travel distance is a prohibiting factor in scheduling an audition.  

 


 

Audition Dates for the Class of 2022:

Each student auditioning for the Music Merit Scholarship will have the opportunity to attend an information session through the Office of Undergraduate Admission, take a guided tour of the campus, and enjoy a meal in the Dining Hall. 

Instrumental Auditions:  Each Audition will take 30 minutes.   Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your audition to check-in and warm up.   Check-in will occur in the Music Department Office, located on the 4th floor of the Murray Student Center. 

February 5, 2018:  12:00pm - 4:00pm (every 30 minutes)
February 17, 2018:  1:00pm - 5:00pm (every 30 minutes)
February 19, 2018:  12:00pm - 4:00pm (every 30 minutes)

**Band students auditioning on February 17, 2018 will also have the opportunity to play in with the Marist College Band at the Marist vs. St. Peter's Men's Basketball game at 7:00pm.

Vocal Auditions:  Each Audition will take 15 minutes.   Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your audition to check-in and warm up.   Check-in will occur in the Music Department Office, located on the 4th floor of the Murray Student Center.

February 2, 2018:  11:30am - 1:30pm (every 15 minutes)
February 20, 2018:  11:30am - 1:30pm (every 15 minutes)
March 3, 2018:  10:00am - 12:00pm (every 15 minutes)

**Choral Students auditioning on February 2 and February 20, will have the opportunity to participate in a Marist College Chamber Singers rehearsal at 2:00pm. Those auditioning on March 3 will receive complimentary tickets to the 2:00pm performance of Love in the Afternoon, the Marist College Singers Spring Benefit Concert. 

Please call the Marist College Music Department at (845) 575-3242 to schedule your audition. 



Music Merit Scholars

Music Merit Scholars must meet the following conditions to maintain scholarship renewal eligibility:

  • Student must maintain full-time enrollment
  • Student must declare music as their minor field of study
  • Student must maintain a 2.85 cumulative grade point average
  • Student must participate in ensembles prescribed by the Director of Bands(Instrumental Scholar) or Director of Choral Activities (Vocal Scholar)

Audition Requirements

To audition please have the following materials prepared:

Vocal Audition:

  • One (1) classical-style selection; performed in a foreign language
  • One (1) selection of contrasting quality and genre (may be in English)
  • Prepare for melodic line sight-reading
  • Vocalization
  • Recording of accompaniment on CD (no cassette tape or DVD, please)
  • Repertoire List
  • Résumé
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Completed Audition Application Form (To view the Audition Application Form, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.)

Instrumental Audition:

  • Two (2) Level 4+ solo pieces, no accompaniment necessary (Level 4 based on the NYSSMA Solo Manual, for other state grading systems please consult your private instructor or band director)
  • Be able to sight read from current Marist Band concert repertoire
  • Two (2) major scales of your choice
  • Résumé
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Completed Audition Application Form (To view the Audition Application Form, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.)

For further information, please contact the Marist College Music Department at (845) 575-3242 or MusicDept@marist.edu.

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