Santa Clara University

Scholarship Audition Information

Thank you for your interest in the music program at Santa Clara University. While no audition is necessary to major in music, scholarship auditions (vocalists & instrumentalists) and interviews (composers) may be scheduled for students who are considering a major in music and wish to be considered for financial support. We encourage interested students to review the documents and instructions from the most recent scholarship cohort (see below) as the procedure remains fairly consistent from year to year. 

Audition Procedure

Auditions will take place on Saturday January 17th, 2009 in the Recital Hall of the Santa Clara University Center of Performing Arts. Please download the necessary documents (below) and submit them by Friday January 2nd, 2009.

Since many applicants live far away, a live audition or interview is not required. However,

  • All scholarship applicants must complete the application in the appropriate area, and should submit it with a Personal Essay and a Program Note (See application for specific information).
  • If you are a vocalist or an instrumentalist who will NOT take an audition, you must also submit a recording of your singing or playing, along with the above items. (See application for specific information).
  • If you are a composer you must submit scores and/or recordings of your music along with the application, essay, and program note. (See application for specific information). Whether or not plan you plan to take an interview, no further submissions are required.

* Note: students may apply in more than one area. 

All scholarship materials may be submitted electronically to the Chair:, or mailed under separate cover to the Music Office with any accompanying materials you may wish to submit. (It is not necessary to submit supplemental materials if you take a live audition).

Composers are encouraged to mail their applications with materials. 

Mailed applications should be postmarked by January 2nd, 2007 to: 

Department of Music
Attn: Scholarship Application
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053 

For further questions, please call 408-554-4428. 

Download Scholarship Application: Instrumental, Voice, Composition


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