Music - Fine Arts Scholarship

To be considered for a Fine Arts Scholarship in Music, applicants must:

  • Complete the Fine Arts Scholarship application below
  • Submit a music résumé
  • Have teacher submit recommendation
  • Audition during the Scholarship Weekend

Please note: Your music resume and teacher recommendation may be submitted via e-mail to  devens@augsburg.edu or faxed to 612-330-1590.

Amount: $3,000 per year for the Fine Arts Scholarship, one Directors Scholarship of $5,000 per year

Deadline for Application: November 10th, 2014

Scholarship Weekend Auditions: November 22nd, 2014

TRANSFER STUDENTS: Transfer students are excluded from the deadline and have the ability to apply at any time, once admitted to the college.

Though not need-based, these awards may be part of a total need-based financial package.  Subsequent renewal is at the discretion of the Director of Music.


In order to audition for a Fine Arts Scholarship, you must first be admitted to Augsburg College and plan to be a full-time student seeking your first bachelor’s degree. Students currently enrolled at Augsburg College may not apply. Scholarship recipients need not major in music, but must participate in a large-group ensemble and private lessons (first year Fine Arts Scholars will receive free private lessons. There is an additional fee for private lessons sophomore-senior years).  IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND SCHOLARSHIP WEEKEND, PLEASE CONTACT MICHELLE DEVENS AT 612-330-1577 OR  devens@augsburg.edu.

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RESUME

Create a Word document with the following categories filled out.

MUSIC TRAINING

Performance Organizations Dates (state name of group; your participation; in what capacity you participated: i.e. State Symphony. Participated for 4 years in the first violin section. Assisted with sectionals, built website, was featured soloist in spring concert) Lessons/classes/private study Dates (include names of primary teachers and their title: i.e. Private piano lessons in the studio of Dr. Jane Smith 2001-2004; or theory classes with John Smith 2004-06) Music Festivals/Camps/Workshops/Special Programs Dates (state name of program; brief description; where)

PERFORMANCES

Dates List Concerts/Performances and brief description (i.e. solo clarinet recital, junior year. Program included Mozart concerto; Schumann Fantasy Pieces, etc.)

COMPETITIONS/AWARDS/HONORS

List competitions, awards, honors you have received Dates Additional recognition of your work Dates (i.e. Featured guest on the local news station XCV that did a program about talented young musicians; or picture in local newspaper for serving the community by playing music for retirement communities, etc.)

OTHER CATEGORY

Add any additional category that you feel reflects you and the unique/individual nature of your work (i.e. Teaching Experience; Recording and/or Studio Work; Community Service; etc.)


 

TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

This form should be completed by the professional director/teacher/mentor most familiar with the student’s music capability. Augsburg College Fine Arts Scholarships in Music are awarded by Augsburg music faculty to incoming first-year and transfer students with demonstrated ability and exceptional potential for growth in music. Recipients are selected based on the student’s scholarship application, résumé, teacher recommendation, and an on-campus audition.


 

SCHOLARSHIP WEEKEND AUDITION

Audition for the Augsburg music faculty by performing a piece of your choice that you feel most comfortable playing. For piano and vocal auditions, perform two contrasting pieces. The music faculty may ask questions following your performance. There is a 5-minute time limit. You will be contacted to schedule an audition time only after you have been admitted to Augsburg College and Admissions has received your completed Fine Arts Scholarship Application. For students entering Spring Semester,  auditions will be scheduled by appointment. For students entering Fall Semester, auditions will be held during scholarship weekend.