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Choral Scholarship Nomination Form

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 Oglethorpe University.
  • Must not be planning to major in music.
  • 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:


  • Vocalization
  • Performance of two contrasting solo selections from the standard repertoire for collegiate entrance
  1. Aural / Melodic Retention and Pitch Matching
  2. Sight Reading


For nomination forms, or general information, contact: Dr. W. Irwin Ray, Director of Musical Activities.

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