The Rock Valley College Music Department is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 Music Scholarship Auditions. The Music Department has over $12,000 to award for the upcoming school year to present and future RVC students who participate in one of our many performing ensembles during 2018-2019.
Pianists may also apply as accompanists. Our ensembles include the RVC Orchestra, RVC Jazz Band, RVC Concert Band, RVC Concert Choir, and other fine ensembles and combos.
These scholarships are available to students in all majors, and are renewable annually. The awards are available to students in any major who will be enrolled at RVC during 2018-2019.
Auditions are observed and assessed by our faculty.
1) Fill out the Music Audition application (found at the bottom of this page)
2) Prepare a representative solo work (study, art song, sonata, etc.)
3) Show up 15 minutes early (or more) for your assigned audition time.
4) Perform the prepared selection for our panel of musicians at your appointed time.
5) Prepare to be interviewed to discuss your plans for participating in our ensembles in the upcoming year. Bring your questions!
Scholarship winners will be informed of their awards. Winners need to be actively participating in an RVC performance ensemble before awards are received.
We will listen to music from other styles as well. Note: vocal auditions also double as auditions for our Chamber Singers and Women’s Choir. Interested students will be asked to sightread, sing patterns, and explore their ranges.
We will contact you regarding the schedule of your audition time.
For more audition preparation suggestions, we recommend the following links: