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 date for 2012: Sunday, November 4
Deadline for pre-screening video and music application: Monday, October 22, 2012
Audition dates for 2013: Saturday, February 9; Saturday, February 16; Monday, February 18
Deadline for pre-screening video and music application: Monday, January 28, 2013
How do I request an audition?
Prospective students to Valparaiso University begin the audition process by submitting materials as part of the online music audition application. Clicking on this link will take you to a new window, where you will be asked to provide:
1. Basic information about yourself and your musical education;
2. Contact information for a music teacher or director (to provide a letter of recommendation); and
3. A short 5-minute pre-screening video or audio clip that demonstrates your performing ability in one or two musical selections. This need not be of professional quality. Many phones and digital cameras are capable of taking high quality videos. All pre-screening videos or audios should be uploaded directly to the online application. We will not accept DVD or taped auditions in the pre-screening round.
You will receive a username and password for your online application, so you can save your progress and return to it as often as you would like before submitting it for review.
Once your application is complete, the music faculty will review your submissions. Upon acceptance of your Valpo Music online application, the Music Office will contact you to set up your on-campus audition appointment.
For more information, click here.
Auditions for membership in Valpo Performing Ensembles: Membership in ensembles is based on auditions held at the beginning of each school year. The February auditions and auditions for acceptance into the music major do not take the place of ensemble auditions. New students will have opportunity to schedule auditions during "Welcome Days" in August.