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Frequently Asked Questions about Music Scholarships and Auditions
When are scholarship auditions?
Our scholarship auditions will be held on Thursday, March 7th, 2013, with a snow date of March 14th (we will follow University closures, 301-687-4000). In the event of a delayed opening, auditions will still take place.
Who is eligible to receive a Music Department Scholarship?
Music Department Scholarships are awarded exclusively to declared music majors. Students who are awarded music scholarships then subsequently change their major should be aware that their scholarship will be revoked.
Who should I contact if I want to audition on March 7th?
If you plan to audition on March 7th , please email Dr. Mark Gallagher (email@example.com) the following information as soon as possible: Your name, address, home and cell phone numbers, email address, and primary instrument/voice.
Are there other dates I may audition for entrance to the Department of Music?
While you may audition for the music program at any time, you will only be considered for a music scholarship on March 7th, 2013. IT IS IMPERATIVE that you apply to and are accepted by FSU prior to this date. We can consider you for a music scholarship only if you have been accepted to FSU.
Can I find the application for scholarship auditions online?
The music scholarship application can be found online at: http://www.frostburg.edu/dept/music/scholarships/. Please submit all materials (including transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) by March 1st at 5 pm to ensure that you receive an audition time.
When will I receive notification of a specific audition time?
We will schedule your audition time only after we receive your completed application: on-line Music application, online FSU Stars application, statement of accomplishments/goals, two recommendation letters, transcript and FSU acceptance letter.
What kind of repertoire do you recommend I prepare for the audition?
I’m a percussionist: what should I expect?
Percussionists should prepare three selections: snare, timpani and mallets.
I’m a guitarist: what should I expect?
Prospective guitar majors who wish to perform electric guitar selections will be provided with a Fender guitar amp. Please bring your own 1/4-inch jack adaptor cord.
The following should give you an idea of the day's schedule. Please plan to stay and participate in the University Chorale (vocalists) and Wind Ensemble (band) rehearsals. (Piano and guitar students may choose which ensemble to attend).
Vocalists and Pianists with Choral Emphasis
8:30 Arrive at Performing Arts Center (PAC); receive parking pass
8:45-9:15 Music Theory Placement Test, PAC 102 (come and go as needed for rehearsal with accompanist in PAC room 216 until 9:50)
10:00-11:30 Vocal Auditions, Recital Hall
11:30-12:30PM Lunch at Chesapeake Dining Hall, compliments of FSU Admissions Office
12:30-1:45PM Students attend University Chorale rehearsal, PAC 216
Instrumentalists and Pianists with Instrumental Emphasis
12:15 PM Arrive at Performing Arts Center (PAC); get parking pass
12:30-1:30 Lunch at Chesapeake Dining Hall, compliments of FSU Admissions Office
1:30-2:00 Music Theory Placement Test, PAC 102
2:00-3:30 Auditions, PAC Recital Hall
3:30-5:30 Students attend FSU Wind Ensemble rehearsal, PAC 213
What will my parents be doing while I’m involved in these activities?
Parents are welcome to partake of refreshments and relax in the Green Room (PAC 210) while waiting for auditions. They may also accompany their son or daughter to a complimentary lunch with FSU music students and faculty.
Where should I park?
An FSU parking permit will be issued upon check-in at the Music Department Office, Performing Arts Center room 202.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 'Burg!