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Music Scholarship Information

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The Music Department has several types of scholarships available by audition:

  1. Linfield College Competitive Scholarship Awards - for music majors, minors and non-majors
  2. Music Achievement Awards - for music majors and minors only
  3. Music Participation Awards (the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, must be filed and you must show need) - for music majors, minors and non-majors

Linfield College Competitive Scholarship Awards
(Audition date is: February 15, 2015)

The Competitive Scholarship music audition provides an opportunity for Linfield College to recognize those students who have achieved outstanding success in their high school education and have had an enriching musical experience. Competitive Scholarship Day is by INVITATION ONLY from the Office of Admission and requires attendance in person. In order to be considered for these significant scholarships, students must complete the Linfield Application for Admission and the Competitive Scholarship Application forms by December 1, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants auditioning in music for the Competitive Scholarship Awards will automatically be considered for all other music scholarship and grant awards, such as Music Achievement Awards and Participation Grants.

Department of Music Auditions
(Audition date is: February 22, 2015)

This audition enables the Department of Music to recognize and provide scholarship assistance to students who have had successful participation in music. Eligible applicants must have applied for admission, but are not involved in the Competitive Scholarship Awards audition day. Participants who are interested in majoring or minoring in music will be considered for both Music Achievement Awards and Participation Grants. Students not intending to major or minor in music will be considered for Participation Grants only.

Audition Information for Competitive Scholarships and Music Achievement Awards

Participants will be expected to perform prepared solos by two different composers, or one longer composition that demonstrates contrasting styles. Performers are to show versatility in style and may perform portions of one or more compositions. Music participants will also be tested on their ability to sight read material selected by the Department of Music. Total audition time is 10 minutes (six minutes of prepared music and four minutes for sight reading and conversation with the faculty).

Participants who need an accompanist will have time to rehearse with a staff accompanist. A copy of music for the accompanist must be received by the Department of Music no later than two weeks prior to the audition date. Participants will receive a written confirmation from the Department of Music of their audition date and time. The Department of Music may nominate three competitive scholarship winners in music.

For more information, contact Shelly Sanderlin, Music Administrative Coordinator, at 503-883-2275,

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2014.