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Music Audition Information

Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Lander University Department of Music offers a comprehensive program of music study designed to promote musical literacy and artistry. 

The Department of Music offers scholarships to freshmen and transfer students who wish to pursue a degree program as music majors. Prospective majors must audition before the music faculty to demonstrate performing abilities and musical potential, as well as knowledge of music fundamentals.

Ranging from $500 to $2,500 per academic year, music scholarships are awarded to students in the following applied areas:

  • bassoon
  • clarinet
  • euphonium
  • flute
  • French horn
  • guitar
  • oboe
  • organ
  • percussion
  • piano
  • saxophone
  • strings
  • trombone
  • trumpet
  • tuba
  • voice

A limited number of scholarships are available each year to music minors and to ensemble participants. Students must be officially accepted to the university prior to the awarding of a scholarship. A full list of available music scholarships can be found on the Departmental Scholarship page.


Application & Audition Registration

Music scholarship auditions coincide with Admissions Open Houses, during which you may speak with music faculty and representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Life, as well as tour the campus. Application for admission to Lander University may be made at online, or by contacting the Office of Admissions at 864-388-8307.

The 2023-24 music scholarship audition dates are:

  • September 30, 2023
  • October 28, 2023
  • February 24, 2024
  • March 23, 2024
  • Alternative dates may be arranged by contacting the Department of Music.

To be considered for music scholarships, at least one week prior to your chose audition date, you will need to:

At auditions, students are expected to perform two selections in contrasting styles and to complete a multiple-choice theory rudiments exam. Musicians may also be required to execute scales and sight read. A university accompanist will be available. 

>> Lander Music Audition Information


Questions and Information

For additional information about Lander University's music degree programs or the scholarship application and audition process, please contact:

Dr. Reed Gallo
Chair, Department of Music