Music scholarship auditions require separate application, interview, and performance. Most music scholarship auditions will be heard on Scholarship Day, however, they are not exclusive to that date.
Students may set up an alternative date and time with their admissions counselors.
Applicants must be admitted to attend Warner Pacific and submit a scholarship application prior to their audition.
Music Scholarships range from $500-4,000, depending on level of talent and needs of the various WPC ensembles. Visit the scholarships page for more details and to download the application.
Do you offer music scholarships? Yes, we offer talent-based music scholarships.
How does the audition work? Who will be attending my audition and judging my performance? The music faculty will be attending your audition, at which time you will be asked to perform two selections, sight read, and have an opportunity to speak about your music history. For your first selection, an art song or aria (vocalists) or a sonata movement (instrumentalists) is to be presented. A second selection of a more vernacular nature, such as a Broadway or jazz tune, is welcome.
Am I required to have an accompanist? Providing your own accompanist is recommended but not required. You may also choose to bring a recording of your accompaniment on CD or tape.
How many scholarships are awarded each year, how much money is awarded and what will I have to do to renew this scholarship each year? The number of scholarships, as well as the amount of money, given out each year varies; in order to renew a scholarship, you must re-audition annually.
Is there a specific date for auditions or can they be done anytime? We prefer auditions to be done during Scholarship Day in February. In certain cases we will allow a different date to be selected.
I can’t make the specific audition date in February. Can I send a CD or post a link for my audition? Yes, this is an acceptable alternative if you cannot make the actual audition date on campus. If you choose to submit a CD or post a link of your performance, please ensure that it is of good quality.
Are scholarships available if I do not intend to complete a major or minor in music? Yes, music scholarships are available to those students who do not intend to major or minor in music, as long as students perform in Concert Choir, Warner Chorale, Wind Ensemble, or Jazz Band.
If I am a transfer student, can I still qualify for a music scholarship? Is the timeline the same? Yes, you may still qualify for a scholarship if you are transferring from another school. All applicants must attend the Scholarship Day in February, or submit a CD or post a link.
I play two instruments. Would you like to hear both? You may audition on more than one instrument.