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Music Scholarships

student photoThe music department offers scholarships in voice, band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, and classical guitar — and these scholarships are available to all students regardless of major.

For a music scholarship audition questions, please contact:

Dr. Daniel Kazez
Professor of Music and Music Audition Coordinator
dkazez@wittenberg.edu
tel: 937-327-7354 (or 800-677-7558, ext. 7354)
fax: 937-327-7347

2019-2020 Music Scholarship Audition Days

Click here to choose one of the dates below, request a different date, or submit a recorded audition. You will need to audition by February 17 before your first year at Wittenberg. If you are considering a major in music, this audition will also serve as your entrance audition.

  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Monday, February 17, 2020

Important Deadlines

  • Students must be admitted prior to their audition
  • Scholarship Audition Deadline: February 17

Schedule An Audition Today

Audition Requirements

Vocal
Two contrasting songs, including one in a foreign language if possible. A piano accompanist will be provided.

Instrumental

  1. student photoTwo compositions or movements in contrasting styles, one of which demonstrates technical proficiency. (For percussion, solos in two of these areas: snare drum, timpani, mallets.) About ten minutes total duration.
  2. Major scales, memorized, up to four sharps/flats. Strings (including guitar and harp): two or three octaves. Woodwinds: one or two octaves, as appropriate for your instrument (clarinet/sax: in the key of your instrument). Plus a chromatic scale in one octave. Brass: one or two octaves, in the key of your instrument. Percussion: two octaves. Piano: three octaves, hands together.

After You Submit Your Audition Request Form

  1. Ask two teachers to fill out and submit a recommendation form.
  2. If you are a singer, an accompanist will be provided for your audition. (An accompanist is not required for instrumental auditions.) If you are a singer, send sheet music (at least one week before your audition):

Via e-mail: dkazez@wittenberg.edu

Or fax: 937-327-7347

Or U.S. mail:

Dr. Daniel Kazez
Professor of Music and Music Audition Coordinator
Department of Music
Wittenberg University
200 West Ward St.
Springfield, OH 45501-0720

Audition Location, Parking, and Accommodations

Auditions take place in Krieg Hall (the music building): 632 Woodlawn Ave., Springfield, Ohio (view on Google Maps).

Free parking is available in the Krieg Hall Parking Lot (on the east side of Krieg Hall) and in the Student Center Parking Lot (across the street from Krieg Hall, on the other side of Ward Street).

If you arrive by air: The Dayton Airport is a little over 30 min. from Wittenberg. The Columbus Airport is a little over 60 min. To get from either airport to Wittenberg, renting a car is the simplest option. Arriving without your parents? The Wittenberg Office of Admission (877-206-0332 or admission@wittenberg.edu) can provide transportation for you.

student photoScholarship Details

Your music scholarship, which is a Wittenberg Fine Arts Scholarship, is renewable annually, as long as you are in good academic standing and you fulfill the requirements of the scholarship (see below). All students, regardless of major, are eligible; music majors are eligible for the largest music scholarships. Financial need is not a determining factor for music scholarships. On the other hand, you may want to learn about need-based financial aid.

To maintain a Fine Arts Scholarship in music, a student must fulfill these conditions:

Every semester on campus, successfully participate in a large music ensemble, as assigned by directors of the large ensembles listed below.

  • Voice - Wittenberg Choir or Wittenberg Singers
  • Woodwind, brass, percussion - Wittenberg Symphonic Band
  • Strings - Wittenberg Chamber Orchestra
  • Other instruments - An assigned ensemble appropriate for the student

Every semester on campus, successfully participate in applied music lessons, with a grade of at least B- on a cumulative basis. You will be billed for these applied music lessons; however, your music scholarship award is sufficient to cover this expense.

A note about Lois Hagelberger Huebner (1908-2015)

In 2015, Lois Hagelberger Huebner died at the age of 107 and left Wittenberg $2.6 million, to be used for music scholarships. In fact, Mrs. Huebner attended Wittenberg for only two years! In the 1920s, she wrote this to Wittenberg President Rees Edgar Tulloss:

In response to your letter as to why I have not continued my studies at Wittenberg, I wish to say that it is not because I do not like the school. I was a music student, and I think there is no better school with better music instructors than Wittenberg's School of Music. If I ever should go to school again, it will be at Wittenberg's music school.

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