Music Program

The Frank A. Fusco and Nelly Goletti Fusco Music Scholarship was established by the Frank A. Fusco and Nelly Goletti Fusco Foundation, Inc. to support incoming freshmen and transfer students who are talented vocalists and instrumentalists committed to participate in Marist's music programs and have demonstrated financial need. This scholarship perpetuates the memory of longtime Dutchess County residents Frank and Nelly Fusco and celebrates their shared love of music. Awards will be made by the Marist Office of Student Financial Services in consultation with the Director of Marist's Music Program. Scholarship awards will be renewable subject to satisfactory performance and ongoing good standing within the music program. An audition is required for consideration.

Beginning with new students enrolling in the Fall 2020 semester, incoming students applying for the Frank A. Fusco and Nelly Goletti Fusco Music Scholarship are eligible to receive a $2,500 award renewable each year.  Incoming students may audition for instrumental or vocal scholarships prior to their admission to Marist College.  Existing Music Scholars will continue to receive their scholarship at their current award levels.  Please note, an offer of this scholarship does not constitute an offer of admission to the college and is only available for incoming freshmen and transfer students.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS FOR NEW STUDENTS ENROLLING FOR THE FALL 2023 SEMESTER MAY BE CONDUCTED IN-PERSON OR THROUGH ONLINE SUBMISSION.   

SCHEDULE IN-PERSON AUDITION

or

SUBMIT ONLINE AUDITION MATERIALS

 

INSTRUMENTAL AUDITIONS

IN-PERSON DATES/TIMES (every 30 minutes, on the :00 and :30)

  • February 2, 2023: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • February 12, 2023: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • February 20, 2023: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • February 23, 2023: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • March 2, 2023: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION: 

  • Audition Application Form (in-person only)
  • Two (2) medium/advanced to advanced skill-level solo pieces of contrasting style
  • Two (2) major scales of your choice
  • Résumé
  • Letter of Recommendation

 

VOCAL AUDITIONS

IN-PERSON DATES/TIMES (every 15 minutes, on the :00, :15, :30, and :45)

  • February 14, 2023: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • February 17, 2023: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • March 7, 2023: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • March 21, 2023: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • March 24, 2023: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION: 

  • Audition Application Form (in-person only)
  • One (1) classical-style selection; performed in a foreign language
  • One (1) selection of contrasting quality and genre (may be in English)
  • Repertoire List
  • Résumé
  • Letter of Recommendation

 

 

FRANK A. FUSCO & NELLY GOLETTI FUSCO MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP CONDITIONS

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 the Music Program, Director of Bands or Orchestra Director (Instrumental Scholar), or Director of Choral Activities (Vocal Scholar)
 

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