Department of Music - College of Liberal Arts - Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Music Scholarship/Entrance Auditions

All Prospective Music Majors Must Audition Prior to Admission into the Program



Due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus, all remaining music department and scholarship auditions will be done through video recordings.  Please send the following materials for consideration:


  • Record a front-facing video done in a single take, unedited.  The recording must include:
    • Wind, string and piano performers
      • Two contrasting pieces, or one large piece with contrasting sections (e.g., a concerto)
      • 2 major scales of your choosing
      • A chromatic scale from the bottom to the top of your range
    • Vocal performers
      • Two contrasting pieces (style, language, etc.)
      • Vocalize a major scale up to the top of your range, and down to the bottom of your range.  Use a syllable of your choosing.
    • Percussion performers
      • Works on two of the following three instruments: snare drum, timpani, mallet instrument (xylophone, marimba, etc.)
      • Two scales on a mallet instrument
        • D-flat major
        • D minor (any form)
  • A completed Department of Music Scholarship/Entrance Audition form, attached here.
  • If you are auditioning for the Islander Winds, Islander Brass Quintet +1, or the Lichtenstein String Quartet, please include a video performance of the audition excerpts, which can be found on the audition webpage.  This is in addition to your regular audition.
  • There will be no sight reading.


Send links to the video recordings and a completed application to Dr. Dino Mulić at  For full scholarship consideration, materials are due by Wednesday, April 1, 2020.


If you have any questions, please contact the music office at (361) 825-5523.


Be safe, and we look forward to hearing your audition.

Brian Shelton, DMA

Chair, Department of Music


Entrance/Scholarship Audition Dates

  • November 16, 2019
  • January 25, 2020
  • February 22, 2020
  • March 21, 2020
  • March 28, 2020
  • April 18, 2020 (entrance only)

To schedule an audition time, or for more information, contact

Dr. Dino Mulic
Assistant Professor of Music
Department of Music
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, CA 133
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
Phone: 361-825-5523
Fax: 361-825-6097

Scholarships for Music Majors and Minors

Music Studio Scholarships are talent-based awards given to music majors and minors by annual audition.  The scholarships range from $200 to $3000 per academic year.

The Islander Chamber Music Scholarship Program includes full tuition scholarships for the members of the Lichtenstein String Quartet (two violins, one viola, one cello), the Islander Brass Quintet (two trumpets, one horn, one trombone, one tuba, one percussionist), and the Islander Winds (one oboe, one flute, one bassoon, one clarinet, one horn). These scholarships amount to $10,000 per person per academic year. These are talent-based scholarships open to incoming freshmen, transfer students, and current students. Audition requirements are found at the following links. Contact Dr. Mary Thornton for additional information.

Islander Brass Quintet Audition Requirements

Islander Winds Audition Requirements

Islander Chamber Music Scholarship Program Percussion Position Audition Requirements

Lichtenstenstein String Quartet Audition Requirements

The Jace C Hoffman Memorial Scholarship is for music education majors and carries an award of $500 per academic year.

The Texas Jazz Festival Scholarship in honor of Wanda Gregory awards selected students a scholarship of $1000 per academic year.

Music Department Scholarships for Non-Music Majors

The Music Department offers a limited number of Music Activity Scholarships to non-music majors who participate in our major ensembles.  The scholarships are based upon students ability and the needs of the particular ensembles, and range from $200 to $2000 per academic year.

Information on Scholarship Auditions

All scholarship auditions consist of three parts.  First, the student will prepare two selections ( see information below for specific areas).  Second, the committee will ask to hear a few major scales up to four sharps or flats (two octaves when possible).  Third, the student will be given a short sight-reading excerpt.  Auditioning students will want to give the best impression possible.  It is best to come well-prepared and dressed nicely.

Wind Instruments: Prepare two contrasting movements or selections, typically one selection should be faster and technical in nature and the other slower and lyrical or expressive in nature.

Vocalist: Prepare two contrasting art songs or arias, with one in a foreign language.

Pianists: Prepare two selections from two of the following style periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary.

Percussionists: Be prepared to audition in two of the following areas: snare drum, keyboard percussion, timpani, drum set.

String Instruments: Prepare two contrasting movements or selections, typically one selection should be faster and technical in nature and the other slower and lyrical or expressive in nature.

Scholarship/Entrance Audition Form