Music Department Auditions and Scholarships

The Signature Artist, Forte, and Vivace Scholarships support Valparaiso University's commitment to train some of the finest collegiate musicians in the United States.

Signature Artist Scholarships: To support committed young performing artists in preparing for musical professions. Prospective Music Majors only. (Up to full tuition)

Forte Scholarships: To support talented music majors and qualified non-music majors for leadership roles in departmental performing ensembles. ($3000-$5000)

Vivace Scholarships: To support active student musicians from any major in continuing their private lesson studies and ensemble participation at Valparaiso University. ($1000)

Audition Dates for 2014-15:

Audition dates for 2014: Monday, November 10
Deadline for pre-screening video and music application: Monday, October 27, 2014

Audition dates for 2015: Saturday, February 7; Saturday, February 14; Monday, February 16
Deadline for pre-screening video and music application: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

To begin the audition application process, visit our Audition Information page.

Auditions for membership in Valpo’s Performing Ensembles: Membership in ensembles is based on auditions held at the beginning of each school year. Students will have opportunity to schedule auditions during "Welcome Days" in August.