Who should apply: Students with a strong academic
record and significant experience in choral singing
are excellent candidates for this program.
Purpose: To reward excellence and
achievement in vocal-choral performance.
Amounts: Ranging from $500.00 to
$1,500.00 per year. (Awards are applicable to any degree offered
amount at Oglethorpe)
- Must be accepted for admission to
- Must not be planning to major in
- Must exhibit excellence in singing, as well as above average music reading
skills in audition.
Procedure: To make application, you
must be nominated by your choral teacher or conductor on a special
form provided by the Director of Musical Activities. If the
nomination is warranted, then candidates will be invited to come to
campus for an audition (similar to most all-state chorus auditions)
followed by an interview with the Director of Musical Activities.
Scholarship Auditions: Held at varying times throughout
the year; awards are made annually to coincide with the academic
calendar year (September-May). Specifics for preparing the
hearing will be provided upon invitation to audition by the Director
of Musical Activities; the following general areas will be heard and
evaluated in the audition:
- Performance of two contrasting solo
selections from the standard repertoire for collegiate entrance
- Aural /
Melodic Retention and Pitch Matching
For nomination forms, or general
Dr. W. Irwin Ray,
Director of Musical Activities.