Music Grants

Expectations for Traditional Music Grants:
Vocal:

  • Two selections of music from contrasting periods by memory. Classical (Baroque, Classical, romantic, 20th Century), Jazz, Musical Theater.  Please no contemporary Christian music or radio hit songs (See CCM scholarship). 

Piano:

  • Two selections of repertoire from contrasting periods by memory (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century)

Instrumental:

  • Two contrasting selections of repertoire by memory
  • Two scales.

Note: The student will be expected to dress appropriately in fine attire and present the accompaniment music through the admissions counselor at least one full week before the audition.
Recipients of the Traditional Music Scholarship:
If a student is awarded a Traditional Music Scholarship the student must participate in the following:

  • Music Performing Group (choir, ensemble, jazz band)
    • Vocal grant winners must audition for Choir
  • Applied lessons of the auditioned instrument
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 2.0

Expectations for Contemporary Christian Music Grants:
This grant is for those students who are involved in contemporary music and/or worship music.  For the scholarship tryout, please have two songs ready to perform.  When choosing songs, make sure they the song showcase the student’s best gifts.  Songwriters should perform at least one of their own written numbers.  Bass and drum players, be ready to play with an instructor at your audition.  Singers may use a CD track.  If the student is in a performing band they may bring a recording to the audition (example: CD Demo, DVD, YouTube, etc.).  Also expect an interview process where the instructor will ask the student a series of questions.  The atmosphere of the CCM tryout will be relaxed.  There is no specific dress code.  If the student has any other questions please call 1-620-241-0723 ext. 367. 

Recipients of the Contemporary Christian Music Scholarship:
If a student is awarded a Contemporary Christian Music Scholarship the student must participate in the following:

  • CCM Performing Group (Ministry Team, Lab Band, Songwriters Lab Class, or Chapel Band)
  • Applied lessons
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 2.0