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Music Scholarship

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.

  • Awards

    • $2,000 band/choral scholarship (renewable annually)
    • $1,000 accompanying scholarship (renewable annually)  
    • $1,000 band/choral scholarship (renewable annually)

    Eligibility and Selection

    1. Scholarship applicants must be accepted for admission on or before the scholarship application deadline.
    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.

    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.

    Application Instructions

    1. Complete the online application form. We recommend that you review the application first so you know what you'll need to complete it. The deadline for completing ALL components of the application (online form, recommendations, and audition video) is November 30, 2020, for a 2021-2022 Music Scholarship.

    2. In the application, you will need to provide the name, email, and phone number for two references. A link to the recommendation form will be sent to you electronically after you apply; the form also is available for download here.

    3. Because WLC is unable to host in-person auditions this fall, we will ask you to supply a video of your audition. You will receive instructions for sharing or uploading your audition video once your application is complete. If you have questions about the application process or the audition video, please email Dr. Jeremy Zima (


    Scholarship Auditions

    1. The WLC Music Department will only be accepting video auditions for 2021-2022 Music Scholarship applications. Audition videos must be submitted by November 30, 2020, for consideration. Applicants will receive instructions for uploading or sharing their audition videos once their applications are complete.

    2. Auditions should consist of two or more numbers of contrasting character or style. Vocalists must perform one song in a foreign language and the songs should be memorized.

    3. Pianists auditioning for the accompanying scholarships should play one or both solos by memory.

    Scholarship Audition Requirements


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


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


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


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


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


    • 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.


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


    • 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).