Music Talent Grant Auditions

Music Talent Grants are available to any prospective first-year student regardless of intended college major/minor.  Talent grant recipients, regardless of award amount, are required to contribute to the Department of Music by participating in a minimum of four courses and/or department ensembles during their time at Muhlenberg (excluding applied lessons).  The balance between ensembles and academic courses may be tailored to the individual student's interests and strengths. 

To qualify for a Music Talent Grant, renewable for four years, a prospective student must have a completed application on file with the Office of Admissions and must audition for members of the music faculty before March 1st.  Auditions may be heard prior to submitting an application for admission but award notification will not be sent without an application on file. Notification of awards is made by the Office of Financial Aid no later than April 15th.

 

Scheduling a Music Talent Grant Audition

On-campus Saturday Music Talent Grant Auditions are available for 2020-2021 school year on November 14, 2020, January 30, 2021 or February 6, 2021.  Additional on-campus auditions may be scheduled Monday – Friday during the academic year pending faculty availability.  We strongly encourage on campus auditions, but will accept electronic submissions if that is not possible due to travel distance.

Please prepare two contrasting pieces that best demonstrate your performing abilities.  An accompanist is available for on campus auditions; copies of music must be received no less than two weeks before the audition date.  Instructions for submitting music will be included in the email notification of your audition time.

      Additional Information for Vocal Auditions

  • It is recommended that one of your two selections be in a foreign language, but not required.
  • Please DO NOT submit electronic auditions using a handheld microphone as that does not give faculty a clear idea of student’s capabilities.

We will begin scheduling audition appointments in early September. At that time, you may click HERE to schedule your audition or to submit electronically.

Please direct any questions about auditions to the Music Department Office Manager, Heather Rogers, heatherrogers@muhlenberg.edu or 484.664.3363.

 

Ensembles

Auditions may be required for seating/placement only and will generally take place during June Advising and the first week of classes.  Music Ensemble registration is open to all Muhlenberg College students regardless of intended college major/minor.