Music Scholarship Audition Information
Each year the Department of Music grants a limited number of scholarships for the study of music.
Step One: Reserve an audition time by calling the Music Office (775) 784-6145.
Scholarship Auditions for 2014-2015 Academic Year
Las Vegas, Nevada
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Location Information to be announced.
Call (775) 784-6145 to reserve a time.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 (No Jazz on this date)
Saturday, January 25, 2014 (Jazz and conflicts with the December date)
Location: Nightingale Concert Hall and classrooms.
Call (775) 784-6145 to reserve a time.
Reserve an audition time by calling the Music Office (775) 784-6145. An accompanist will be provided and can be scheduled upon request when you schedule your audition.
If you cannot audition in person, you may submit an audition CD or DVD. Details are found on page 2 of the scholarship application
Deadlines for Scholarship Applications and Audition CD & DVDs:
(Please note: if not auditioning in person, the department needs the audio materials by the deadline date.)
- December 31, 2013 - Continuing Students
- February 15, 2014 - Freshmen and Transfer Students
The audio materials should be sent
(Freshmen and transfer students: Notice that audition dates are before the application deadline, so call now to reserve your audition date and time). Applications are available from your high school music director or counselor, the UNR Department of Music or online:
Alternative Method: forms to download, print and send by US mail:
- Contact the Department of Music for specific instructions.
- Between November and February 1st of each year, to be considered for any institutional scholarship including departmental scholarships, continuing UNR students must complete the scholarship application in MyNEVADA: go to Student Center, Supplemental Forms, Scholarship Application.
- To be eligible for consideration for scholarships which require financial need, by March 1 annually students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov and include federal school code 002568; University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV. Students not eligible to complete the FAFSA (such as international students or students with DACA status), may complete the Financial Aid Calculation for Non-FAFSA Eligible Students form by March 1 annually.
- The University Music Department offers scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer students. To be eligible for consideration, students must apply for admission to the University (including submission of official transcripts and, for new first year students, official ACT or SAT test scores) prior to application for any departmental scholarship. To be considered for general scholarships such as the Pack Pride, Nevada Scholar, Silver & Blue or Presidential the complete application to the University of Nevada, Reno and required documents must be received by Admissions & Records by February 1. The last SAT/ACT test date which will meet this deadline is in early December.
Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass should prepare two contrasting pieces/movements totaling between 6 and 10 min in length which demonstrate current level of technical proficiency, as well as sound production and musical phrasing (i.e. slow and fast, and if possible, from different periods of music). Candidates should also be prepared to perform a major and minor scale with its related arpeggio (at least two octaves). If the work requires it, piano accompaniment is strongly encouraged. For more information please contact: Violin/Viola: Prof. Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio - firstname.lastname@example.org; Cello: Dr. Dmitri Atapine - email@example.com; Bass: Prof. Hans Halt - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz Students should perform two jazz selections of contrasting styles, including melody and improvised solos. Rhythm section accompaniment and/or equipment will be provided (Reno only). Jazz Students auditioning in Las Vegas should provide accompanying tracks such as Aebersold; Audio will be provided. For more information, e-mail Peter Epstein at email@example.com .
Percussionists should perform a short work on any two of the following instruments: snare drum, mallet percussion, or timpani. These instruments will be available at the audition locations. However, the University of Nevada, Reno Music Department will not provide sticks or mallets to students.
Instrumentalists should prepare a single work or 2 contrasting movements totaling no more than 8 minutes which demonstrate technical proficiency, sound and phrasing. Candidates should also be prepared to perform major scales with common articulations. Works with piano accompaniment are encouraged.
Vocalists must submit an application for scholarship consideration. Auditions are required for those interested in Opera and Choir. Transfer students who intend to major in vocal performance must contact Dr. Katharine DeBoer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Composition students must submit a sample composition. If you have any questions, please call the Department of Music Office at (775) 784-6145.
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