Music Scholarships

student photoMusic at Wittenberg — a “strong” and “notable” program (2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges).

The Wittenberg 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 music scholarship audition questions, please contact:

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

2023–2024 Music Scholarship Audition Days

Click here to choose one of the audition dates below, request a different date, or submit a recorded audition. You will need to audition by March 1st before your first year at Wittenberg. If you are considering a major in music, this audition will also serve as your entrance audition.

  • Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Monday, January 15, 2024
  • Friday, January 26, 2024
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024
  • Monday, February 19, 2024
  • Saturday, February 24, 2024

It is also possible to audition on one of these days via live video (using Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, etc.), instead of auditioning on campus. Send email to Dr. Daniel Kazez ( to let us know. And we understand that you might want to change from on-campus to live video (or vice versa) closer to the audition date.

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Audition Requirements

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

Jazz EnsembleInstrumental

1. Two compositions or movements in contrasting styles, one of which demonstrates technical proficiency. (For percussion, solos in two of these areas: snare drum, timpani, or 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.

For percussion audition materials, please contact:

Edward F. Dunlap, Adjunct Percussion Studies
tel: 937-327-7341

After You Submit Your Audition Request Form

What’s next after submitting your audition request form?

Ask one or two teachers to submit a recommendation form.

If you are a singer, an accompanist will be provided for your audition. Send sheet music for your songs at least one week before your audition. (An accompanist is not required for instrumental auditions.) Send via email ( or fax (937-327-7347) or U.S. mail:

Dr. Daniel Kazez
Professor of Music & Music Audition Coordinator
Wittenberg University
200 West Ward Street
Springfield, OH 45501

Symphonic Band To submit a recorded audition,

  1. Fill out and submit this form.
  2. No later than March 1, email sound or video files to or share a video with via YouTube, Vimeo, or a similar service. Or send a large file via a service like Dropbox or send using a free online file-sending web site, such as Transfer Big Files or WeTransfer.

Audition Location, Parking, and Accommodations

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

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 minutes from Wittenberg and the Columbus Airport is a little over 60 minutes. To get from either airport to Wittenberg, renting a car is the best option. If you will be arriving on your own, Wittenberg Office of Admission (877-206-0332 or can provide transportation for you.

Here is information on hotels in the Springfield area.

Scholarship Conditions

Jazz Ensemble Your music scholarship, a Fine Arts Award in Music, is renewable annually, as long as you are in good academic standing and fulfill the requirements of the scholarship (see below). All students, regardless of major, are eligible. Financial need is not a determining factor for music scholarships. (Learn about need-based financial aid.)

To maintain a Fine Arts Award in Music, a student must fulfill these conditions:

  1. Every semester on campus, participate successfully in a large music ensemble, as assigned by the directors of the large ensembles listed below.
    • Wittenberg Choir or Wittenberg Singers—for voice
    • Wittenberg Symphonic Band—for woodwind, brass, percussion
    • Wittenberg Chamber Orchestra—for strings
    • An assigned ensemble appropriate for the student—for piano, guitar, and other instruments
  2. Every semester on campus, take applied music lessons and earn at least a B- on a cumulative basis. Although you will be billed for these lessons, the music scholarship award is sufficient to cover the cost.
  3. Some music scholarships require that you declare and remain a music major (or music minor) and make progress toward the major (or minor). See your scholarship letter.

A note about Lois Hagelberger Huebner (1908–2015)

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

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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