Music scholarships are available by audition to new students who apply and are awarded according to talent, academic achievement, and need. Transfer students applying for scholarships must also submit a recommendation from the music department chair of the school from which he or she is transferring.

Acceptance of a scholarship will be a declaration of intent to attend Milligan College and complete all of the requirements outlined in the scholarship contracts. Final allocation of scholarship funds depends on a student's acceptance to Milligan College.

If you have not yet applied to Milligan College, we encourage you to submit your application before your audition since any music scholarship awards cannot be officially offered until you have been accepted to Milligan College. We also encourage you to complete the early FAFSA estimate. November 8, January 31

To schedule an audition, contact Rita Myers, music secretary, at

Music Audition Information

The music audition is a time to showcase your talent and hard work to the music faculty and to be considered for scholarship awards. Auditions are formal events in which we want to hear two of your most polished pieces and have a brief interview with you. The two audition pieces should be of contrasting style (Ex. Bach and Schumann; art song and musical theater, etc.) and should be chosen from standard repertoire (see specifics below). Accompanists will be provided for vocalists (No pre-recorded accompaniment is allowed.). Instrumentalists will perform unaccompanied.

The overall impression is important so please dress as you would for a recital or special school performance. We prefer that you audition in person, but if a personal audition is not possible, you may audition by DVD or YouTube link.

Selecting Audition Repertoire

Prospective Pianists and Instrumentalists should perform two pieces of contrasting styles and musical periods from the following periods:

Prospective Vocalists should perform material from two of the following categories:

Prospective Organists should perform a hymn, as you would play it for a congregation to sing, including introduction and all stanzas. You will also perform at least two other organ selections, and one selection to play on the piano.