Academics

Music Scholarship Information

Music scholarships may be awarded in addition to any other scholarships that the college offers. However, recipients may receive only one Fine Arts Scholarship. The student does not have to be a music major in order to audition for or receive a music scholarship.

For a printable version of the application instructions, click here.

Scholarship application deadline is FEBRUARY 9, 2015. All scholarships are renewable annually, provided the student fulfills the following:

  1. Maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

  2. Band, choral, or strings scholarship recipients must perform in an assigned major ensemble each semester of the year the scholarship is awarded

  3. Accompanying scholarship recipients must fulfill their accompanying assignments to the satisfaction of the music department

  4. Has satisfactorily participated in the activities of the music department, including continued enrollment in private lessons

  5. Models an example of Christian character and leadership.

Awards

  • $2,000 band/choral scholarship plus private half-hour lessons each semester.
    Total value: $3,360 per year (renewable annually).
  • $1,000 accompanying scholarship plus private half-hour lessons each semester.
    Total value: $2,360 per year (renewable annually).
  • $1,000 band/choral scholarships plus private half-hour lessons each semester.
    Total value: $2,360 per year (renewable annually).
  • Private half-hour lesson scholarships valued at $680 for each semester.
    Total value: $1,360 per year (renewable annually).

Instructions

  1. First fill out the application form (pdf) and save it to your hard drive using your first name and last name as the file name.

  2. You may then email the saved file to terry.treuden@wlc.edu, or print it out and mail it to:

    Wisconsin Lutheran College
    Attn: Prof. Terry Treuden
    8800 W. Bluemound Road
    Milwaukee, WI 53226

  3. You also must also distribute the Letter of Reference (pdf) to your two references by sharing the link, emailing the pdf, or printing a hard copy.

  4. To schedule an audition, call Prof. Terry Treuden at 414.443.8624.

Contact Prof. Terry Treuden at terry.treuden@wlc.edu with questions you have regarding the application or audition.

 

Eligibility and Selection

  1. Students must be accepted for admission on or before the audition date.

  2. Scholarship selection is based on musical ability as demonstrated at the audition in conjunction with two written recommendations.

  3. Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer students.

  4. Students need not be music majors to receive an award.

Scholarship Auditions

  1. Audition dates for 2015-2016 scholarships are Saturday, JANUARY 31, 2015, Saturday, FEBRUARY 7, 2015, and Saturday, FEBRUARY 21, 2015. All auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in either the Schwan Concert Hall or the Wolf Rehearsal Hall.

  2. Auditions should consist of two or more numbers of contrasting character or style. An accompanist can be provided by the music department if the music is sent one week in advance of the audition date. Vocalists must perform one song in a foreign language and both songs should be memorized.

  3. Pianists auditioning for the accompanying scholarships should play one or both solos by memory and will be asked to sight read.

  4. Students who live more than 300 miles from campus may submit a recording of their performance. The deadline for submission is FEBRUARY 9, 2015.

Scholarship Audition Requirements

Piano

  • Two compositions or movements in contrasting styles (approximately 8-minute total length).

Organ

  • A prelude and fugue by Bach.
  • A composition from Romantic or Contemporary periods.
  • A hymn.
  • At the piano: A Two-part invention by Bach.

Voice

  • Two songs or arias in contrasting styles (approximately 8-minute total length). It is preferable that one song be in a foreign language.

Woodwinds

  • Two contrasting compositions, or two contrasting movements from the same composition (approximately 10-minute total length).

Brass

  • Two contrasting compositions, or two contrasting movements from the same composition (approximately 10-minute total length).

Strings

  • Two compositions or movements in contrasting styles. It is preferable that one be a movement from a major concerto. One may be an etude that shows the level of your technical development.

Harp

  • Two compositions or movements in contrasting styles.
  • One orchestral cadenza.

Percussion

  • Two prepared solos on two of the following: snare drum, timpani, drum set, or mallet percussion (marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, or bells) (approximately 10-minute total length).