Music Department

Scholarships

Scholarship Day is Monday, February 19, 2018. To reserve your audition spot, please follow the instructions on the Scholarship Day page.

  

Scholarship Day Audition Guidlines

 

Band/Craig Olson
  1. Play Chromatic Scale.
  2. Play Concert B-flat Scale.
  3. Play a solo, of your choice, that you have worked on.
  4. Sight read a short piece of music.
  5. Percussion: be able to demonstrate basic rudiments along with a basic knowledge of mallet instruments.
  6. If you play the set, demonstrate the following rhythms: Rock- Latin- Swing- Funk
  7. If a video submission – please give a short statement with your name, years playing, styles studied, and indicate what other musical experience you have (other instruments, etc.) 

 

Voice/Brennan Baglio
  1. Sing one verse, a cappella, of “America the Beautiful” in a comfortable key of your choice.
  2. Sing the following scales/exercises:
    1. Chromatic Scale (one octave, all half steps) on “loo” or another neutral syllable. Begin on Bb or C.
    2. Major Scale, either on solfege or a neutral syllable. Begin on Bb or C
    3. *If a live audition, you will be asked to sing some exercises to demonstrate your range.
  3. *If possible* sing a short solo piece of your choice. This can be any style (jazz, musical theater, pop, classical), and should be 90 seconds or less in total length. If you do not have a solo piece you can perform, simply leave this part out.
  4. If a video submission – please give a short statement with your name, years singing, voice part, and indicate what other musical experience you have (other instruments, etc.)

 

Guitar/Jeff Troxel
  1. Play these chords in 1st position: C, C7, D, D7, Dm, E, E7, Em, F, G, G7, A, A7, Am, and B7.
  2. Play a C major scale in as many positions as possible.
  3. Play major and minor barre chords up the neck.
  4. Play two voicings for ma7, dominant 7, and mi7.
  5. Sight-read a short melodic excerpt.
  6. If possible, play a solo guitar piece (jazz, classical, or pop).
  7. If a video submission – please give a short statement with your name, years playing, styles studied, and indicate what other musical experience you have (other instruments, etc.)

 

Music Technology/Robert Rumbolz

 

Music Technology does not have an audition process, but is more an opportunity for me to get to know more about you. Please note that most of the Music Department’s Scholarships are Activity Scholarships (for singers and players). However, Music Technology does have a few small scholarships to award as well. To that end you may:

 

  1. Post links via email or share recorded examples of your work via CD or thumb drive (mixes, DJ mashups, original compositions, etc.)
  2. Be able to speak about your experience with audio (live, recording) and your interest in studying Music Technology
  3. If possible, please discuss the production software or DAW you are most familiar with (such as, Pro Tools, Live, FL, etc.)

 

If you are unable to audition on Scholarship Day, you may submit a recorded audition using our Audition Submission form. PLEASE NOTE: Before submitting a recorded audition, you must complete the online Scholarship Application.

Contact

Brennan Baglio
Brennan.Baglio@nwc.edu
Instructor of Music; Director of Choirs
307-754-6475