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Auditions & Scholarships

In addition to scholarships offered from Tennessee Tech, the School of Music administers a generous scholarship program for students showing promise as outstanding instrumental and vocal performers.  

2023-2024 scholarship audition registration
is now open.


2023 Music Scholarship Audition Dates:
FEBRUARY 3 | FEBRUARY 17 | MARCH 3

  • 2023-2024 Scholarship Audition Registration Form
    Complete this form to register for a music scholarship audition at TN Tech! Music majors and non-music majors may audition for music scholarships. To be eligible for a music scholarship, you must apply and be accepted to TN Tech - the general university application is at www.tntech.edu/apply.
    This is your student ID number for TN Tech, which you receive after applying to the university. If you have not yet applied to Tech, leave this box blank.
    Choose your preferred audition date:
    Auditions will be held on the Tech campus. If you would like to audition on a date that is not listed, we will do our best to accommodate your request. All auditions must be completed by the last of the three standard audition dates shown to be eligible for a music scholarship.
    Are you interested in minoring in music (non-music majors only)
    Are you interested in participating in Jazz Band?
    Have you applied for financial aid?
     
 Thank you for your interest in Music at TN Tech!

  • Fny questions concerning the Audition process, please contact Eric Carlile ecarlile@tntech.edu. 
  • All students applying for School of Music scholarships must also apply to Tennessee Tech for admission.
  • Students should complete the application process as soon as possible in the fall of the year before their proposed entrance to the University.
  • Early application is encouraged due to the University scholarship application annual deadline, December 15.
  • NOTE: If you miss the Dec. 15th annual deadline for university scholarships, YOU MAY STILL AUDITION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC.
  • Scholarships are available for music and non-music majors.
Audition Materials, Repertoire & Requirements

Please click the links to access the requirements for each instrument or voice audition. The recommendations are a guide in the selection of appropriate material to prepare for the instrumental and voice auditions.

NOTE:

  • Music majors are required to participate in the appropriate Ensemble of Record during each semester of residency.
  • All Tennessee Tech students are encouraged to join a music ensemble, whether or not one is majoring in music. Join us!

Ensemble Auditions
  • Auditions for acceptance as a music major do not constitute acceptance or placement in University music ensembles (concert bands, choirs, jazz ensembles, orchestras, and other performing organizations).
  • Ensemble auditions take place during the first week of classes each semester or academic year.
  • Some ensembles require students to audition separately for entry. Others require the student to register for the class before the beginning of the academic term.
  • Check with the individual ensemble director for membership information and requirements.
Ensembles and Non-Music Majors

The School of Music welcomes non-music major participation in its ensembles. For more information and the possibility of non-major scholarship auditions, please contact the appropriate instructor:

Dr. Jeffrey Miller:  jlmiller@tntech.edu  : Marching Band, Symphony Band
Dr. Eric Harriseharris@tntech.edu : Wind Ensemble, Concert Band
Dr. Colin Hill : cjhill@tntech.edu : Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, African Drumming Ensemble
Professor Dan Allcottdallcott@tntech.edu : University Orchestra
Professor Chris McCormickcmccormick@tntech.edu : Troubadours, Trouv√®res (Jazz Bands)
Dr. Craig Zamerczamer@tntech.edu : Concert Choir, Chorale


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