Audition Dates for Fall 2014 Admission
- Monday, January 20, 2014 (MLK Day):┬á All Instruments and Voices.
- Saturday, February 15, 2014: 6th Annual Vocal & Piano Competition for High School Seniors (for prospective Vocal and Piano majors only).
- Saturday, February 15, 2014: All Wind, Percussion and Stringed Instruments (not competition-related).
- Saturday, March 1, 2014: All Instruments and Voices.
Individual appointments are available in the event of conflicts.
All auditions┬ámust be completed by March 1 in order to be considered for music scholarships. ┬áAfter March 1 students may still audition for entry into the program but can no longer be considered for scholarships.
**You must indicate your intent to audition by Feb 17 in order to be eligible for music scholarships.
- Step 1: Complete college application prior to February 1, 2014
- Step 2: Sign up to audition on one of the four official dates above.
- Step 3: Collect $250 per year (Audition Grant) in addition to other scholarships or awards for which you may be eligible.
Schedule an Audition
To schedule an audition for Fall 2014 admission, please call Dr. Sonny Burnette at 502-863-8112, or you may reach him at┬áSonny_Burnette@georgetowncollege.edu.┬á (Music Department Chair Dr. Heather Hunnicutt will be on sabbatical during Spring 2014.)
To request information regarding applying to Georgetown College, please contact our Admissions Office at 1-800-788-9985.
Audition by recording (CD/DVD, etc.) is possible for students who reside a significant distance from campus, however, a live audition must be completed at Georgetown College during the registration period prior to the start of classes in the fall.
If you will need an accompanist, please let us know when you schedule your audition.┬á Thank you!
The following audition guidelines are for music majors, minors, and electives who wish to be considered for ensemble scholarships:
All students should provide:
- High School Grade Point Average (GPA);
- ACT score–click here for SAT to ACT Conversion Chart (GC uses only the Critical Reading and Math scores, i.e., the chart on the left of page one);
- Completed music audition application form (sent when the audition is scheduled).
Music Theory Assessment
Incoming students choosing to major or minor in music will be asked to complete a written Music Theory Assessment on their scheduled audition date–takes 10-20 minutes. Students who score below 60 will be advised to register for MUS 110 Fundamentals of Music their first semester at GC.┬á Students who score 60 or better may proceed with registering for the four-semester music theory sequence, beginning with MUS 111 Basic Musicianship.┬á Students have the option of retaking the Music Theory Assessment before classes begin in the fall.┬á If they subsequently score 60 or better, they may bypass the MUS 110 course and register for MUS 111.
- Prepared solo;
- Chromatic scale covering the entire range of the instrument;
- Selected major scales/arpeggios;
- Sight reading material.
- Prospective majors: prepare a minimum of two memorized, contrasting pieces; one must be in a foreign language. ┬áStudents may be asked to vocalize and/or sightread for the voice faculty.
- Prospective minors and electives:┬á prepare a minimum of one memorized vocal selection.┬áStudents may be asked to vocalize and/or sightread for the voice faculty.
- Two solo works originally written for piano. The two pieces should represent two different composers of different stylistic periods (i.e., Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic or Modern). A movement or individual piece from a larger work may be considered as one piece.
- Sight reading.
- Repertoire list (i.e., a list of pieces you have studied).