Music Education Scholarships

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Scholarship Audition Dates

  • February 13, 2021
  • February 20, 2021

Scholarship Opportunities

North Greenville University offers professional degrees within a strong liberal arts setting in music, church music, performance, and music education. Scholarships are awarded to music majors on the basis of auditions and are renewable each semester depending on satisfactory academic and music progress.

To apply for our music scholarships, please click the link below.

  • Music Scholarship Application

Audition Information

The audition is an opportunity to display your talent, ask questions about North Greenville’s Music program, and meet the faculty. It is required that all prospective music majors audition for acceptance into the Cline School of Music. It is asked that students seeking music scholarships submit a letter of recommendation from their music teacher prior to the audition. You should arrange your audition by submitting the attached audition application form at least one week prior to the requested audition date. Students are encouraged to bring their own accompanist; one will be supplied if requested. The School of Music will inform you of the results of your audition as promptly as possible.

Audition Requirements

Auditionees should be prepared to:

Piano and Piano and Organ


  1. Two or three contrasting pieces from a concert and/or sacred repertoire
  2. Maximum length 15 minutes
  3. Auditions are competitive, and applicants are encouraged to present polished performances.
    • Taped accompaniments are not allowed.


  • Perform from memory two pieces of contrasting style, selected from a sacred song, art song, oratorio, or opera literature.
  • Vocalize and demonstrate musical memory.
    • Taped accompaniments are not allowed.
    • An accompanist will be provided if needed.

Brass, Woodwinds, Strings

Play two compositions in contrasting styles from the standard literature.
Play scales or technical etudes suited to the individual instrument.
Taped accompaniments are not allowed
An accompanist will be provided if needed

Music Worship Studies

  • Perform from memory two contrasting pieces, one up-tempo and one ballad. One selection must be from the Contemporary Worship genre, and one from another Contemporary Commercial Music genre of the applicant’s choice.
  • Vocalize and demonstrate musical memory.
    • Taped accompaniments are not allowed.
    • An accompanist will be provided if needed.
    • May self-accompany on either piano or guitar.


Demonstrate ability in at least two of the following areas:

  • Snare drum (rudimental and/or concert solo or etude)
  • Keyboard (2 or 4 mallet solo or etude)
  • Timpani (concert solo or etude)
  • Drumset (basic styles and improvisation)
  • Taped accompaniments are not allowed.

Vocal Coaching

A vocal coaching session is available with NGU voice faculty for anyone interested in pursuing a vocal music degree. Please contact the vocal department coordinator, Dr. Cheryl Greene at

Application Instructions

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