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1. Students interested in majoring in vocal music performance or choral music education at Arkansas State University may audition for a scholarship on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 12:00-1:30pm OR Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 8:00-10:00am. (Prospective applicants who cannot attend these dates MUST contact Mr. Matthew Carey, mcarey@astate.edu prior to January 16, 2019 for an alternate audition date.) ALL applicants must send in the audition form by January 16, 2019.

2. Students interested in a non-major Choral Grant of $865 to sing in the A-State Concert Choir or University Singers should contact Mrs. Cherie Collins cacollins@astate.edu and schedule an audition prior to February 9, 2019.


Auditions are open to students who plan to major in vocal performance or vocal music education. Scholarships range from $1,250 to a maximum award of $3,150 per semester. Selection of recipients will be by audition-only before the Arkansas State University voice faculty with criteria based on vocal potential, musicianship and scholarship.


Students wishing to audition for voice scholarships (music majors) should prepare two contrasting solos. At least one song should be from the classical repertoire, and one of the selections maybe from musical theatre repertoire. Both selections should be sung from memory.

All auditions must utilize piano accompaniment. No recorded accompaniments will be accepted. If a pianist is needed, one will be provided by Arkansas State University if copies of music selections are sent with the application or one week prior to audition. Those using an ASU collaborative pianist will be assigned a rehearsal time upon receipt of application.

Students wishing to audition should request their choir director, voice teacher, or church/community music leader to submit a letter or email of recommendation on their behalf.

Students wishing to audition must complete the application form, enclose teacher recommendation, and return no later than January 16, 2019.

Click here for Audition Application