Concordia provides choral (voice) scholarships for singers of varying experience levels. Both Music Majors and Non-Majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. Arrange your audition by contacting: [email protected].
In person audition
In person auditions are the preferred method. Voice auditions are available most M/W/F at 4:45 pm by arrangement. Make arrangements through [email protected].
- Prepare 2 solo selections that demonstrate your vocal ability. Solos may be of any style (classical, musical theatre, pop, contemporary Christian), but if you have studied classical art song literature please include at least one of these.
- Voice faculty will assess the candidate's current level of technique, musicianship, and ability, as well as potential for growth using:
- Sight reading exercises
- Rhythm exercises
- A brief interview
- A professional accompanist is provided for in-person auditions. Prepare music by placing a copy in a binder, so the accompanist can turn pages easily. If you would like to use your own accompanist, please communicate with [email protected]. Recorded accompaniments will not be allowed.
- Other offerings are available during your visit to CUI. The Music Department is happy to help arrange campus tours, financial aid sessions, admission counselor meetings, and meetings with professors. Contact [email protected] with requests.
*On campus visits are available with COVID-19 restrictions as of September 14, 2020.
Video Audition & Online Meeting
If you are unable to visit in-person, video auditions are available by video submission.
- Upload video to a video hosting site (like YouTube) and email link(s) to [email protected] (Please do not attach videos to emails).
- Experienced Singers
- Record 2 solo selections that demonstrate your vocal ability. These solos may be of any style (classical, musical theatre, pop, contemporary Christian), but if you have studied classical art song literature please include at least one of these.
- Singers Without Solo Repertoire
- Record a couple verses of your favorite hymn or song, and/or record yourself singing a voice part of your favorite choral piece.
- Please make a few comments - introduce yourself, share your goals, why you are applying to Concordia, etc.
- Meet the music faculty via webchat to learn more about the program. Contact [email protected] to arrange.
Voice Scholarship Requirements
The musical commitment for scholarships at Concordia is to sing in one of CUI’s choirs and to take private lessons for at least 4 semesters (which cost an additional $100 per semester for lessons and a $40 ensemble fee per semester, often overshadowed by the amount of your scholarship).
Auditions are submitted on an on-going basis. It is recommended that applicants complete their scholarship audition before March 31 for Fall Enrollment and to maximize scholarship award potential. If submitted after that date, auditions are still accepted, but funds may be limited.