Each year Concordia University Chicago invites new students to audition for music scholarships. These performance-based scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating musical talent and potential. Whether you want to pursue a professional career in music or simply continue to improve your skills, CUC's music programs will support your aspirations and personal passion for music. Auditions for the 2013-2014 academic year will be held Feb. 1-2 and Feb. 15-16, 2013.
You will further your talent through the mentoring of our world-class faculty—a group of dedicated and highly sought-after teachers and performers. At Concordia–Chicago you will have the opportunity to participate in one of our music ensembles, study your instrument or voice, tour nationally and internationally, and possibly obtain a valuable internship with a world-class organization such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
We invite you to become part of the rich tradition of music at CUC, where you will experience a wide variety of musical learning and performance in a Christian environment.
How much could I qualify for?
Music scholarships are awarded based on musical ability and potential contributions of the student to the Music Department. Both music and non-music majors are eligible to apply. Music scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year will be awarded by mid-March 2013. Scholarship recipients must notify the Office of Undergraduate Admission that they accept the scholarship by submitting their $100 enrollment deposit postmarked on or before May 1, 2013. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon the audition performance, needs of the Music Department, the number of scholarship applicants, as well as the individual student's total award package. Awards are divided evenly between two semesters (excluding summer) and may be renewed annually if participation criteria are met.
Do I need to major in music to receive a scholarship?
You do not need to major or minor in music to be eligible for a scholarship. Scholarship recipients participate in choral or instrumental ensembles at CUC and enjoy individual attention through private lessons with some of the area's finest musicians.
How do I prepare for the audition?
Students must perform two selections of contrasting styles from the standard solo repertoire, lasting 8-10 minutes total. Selections should not include etudes, pop tunes, show tunes or Christian contemporary music. In addition, students may be asked to do one or more of the following: tonal memory exercises, sight-reading, scales (instrumentalists and pianists), vocalizations (singers) and/or hymn playing (organists).
When and where are the Music Scholarship Auditions?
Auditions for the 2013-2014 academic year will be held Feb. 1-2 and Feb. 15-16, 2013. All auditions will be held on the Concordia–Chicago campus, located just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago in the beautiful, upscale, suburban community of River Forest.
When can I register?
Once you have been admitted to Concordia–Chicago, you will be able to register online for the audition date and time of your choice via connect.CUChicago.edu. Look for the section on the right titled Music Scholarship Auditions.
Haven't applied for admission yet? Complete our online admission application to get the process started.
If you are unable to come to Concordia for a music scholarship audition due to geography, you may submit a recorded audition. Please log in to connect.CUChicago.edu for further information and to register.
Contact information for any additional questions:
Registration: Call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 708-209-3100 or email Admission@CUChicago.edu.
Music questions: Call Laura Zimmer in the Music Office at 708-209-3062 or email Laura.Zimmer@CUChicago.edu.