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

Music Scholarship/Entrance Auditions

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

Entrance Audition Dates for Spring and Fall 2017

  • November 5, 2016 (for spring 2017)
  • January 28, 2017
  • March 4, 2017
  • March 25, 2017
  • April 22, 2017 (Entrance Only)

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

Dr. Brian Shelton
Assistant Professor of Music
Department of Music
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, CA 133
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
Phone: 361-825-2375
Fax: 361-825-6097
Email: brian.shelton@tamucc.edu 

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 $2000 per academic year.

The Lichtenstein String Quartet Scholarship is awarded to four string students each year (two violins, one viola, one cello).  The scholarship amounts to $8000 per person for the academic year.  It is highly competitive and is awarded based upon the annual audition.

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.

Lichtenstein String Quartet: Prepare one movement of an unaccompanied Bach Partita or sonata and one movement of a standard concerto.

Scholarship/Entrance Audition Form