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Scholarship Auditions

Band Auditions

Students should be prepared to play one technical and one lyrical selection. If you’ve taken a solo to contest, that’s just perfect. Or, you can play your district/state honor band audition excerpts if you worked up an audition for your district/state honor band. If you’ve never taken a solo to contest or auditioned for district/state honor band, Professor Hopkins can help you pick some excerpts from your band literature.

Professor Hopkins will also provide feedback on solo performances to assist in preparing for music festivals.

To request an audition or for questions please contact:

Kyle Hopkins, Director of Bands
Band Audition Request
hopkinsk@mcpherson.edu
(620) 755-3460

Choir Auditions

The auditioning student should be prepared to:

  1. Vocalize: Standard vocal exercises are utilized to demonstrate vocal range and tone.
  2. Sight Read: The singer will read a series of short melodies to demonstrate music reading ability.
  3. Pitch Retention: The singer is asked to listen to and then sing short melodic fragments to demonstrate the musical ear.
  4. Perform:
    Students planning to major in vocal music in either performance or education are required to bring a prepared solo (pianist is provided).*Students planning to participate in choral music but major in another area of study are invited to bring a prepared solo, but not required.*

* Dr. Vogel will also offer to provide feedback on solo performances to assist in preparing for music festivals.

To request an audition or for questions please contact:

Dr. Bradley Vogel, Director of Choral Activities
vogelb@mcpherson.edu
(620) 877-7310