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Music Scholarship Auditions

Stay involved with music during your college career, and get scholarship funding at the same time.  At Erskine, you don’t have to be a music major or minor to receive a music scholarship.  Scholarship recipients continue taking private lessons and participate in faculty-led ensembles but are free to pursue whatever major(s) they like.

Students who have earned places in the top All-State ensembles are eligible for a $2500 annual music scholarship.  That amount may be increased with an on-campus audition.  All other students interested in a scholarship should schedule an audition with music faculty.

The Music Scholarship Application form can be downloaded as a PDF.

Audition Requirements

Prepare two contrasting pieces; one must be in a language other than English.  An accompanist can be provided, or you may bring your own (no pre-recorded accompaniments). Memorized literature is preferred.

Prepare two contrasting selections or single movements of larger works. Memorized literature is preferred.

Prepare two contrasting pieces (memorization is optional)

Prepare two contrasting pieces (memorization is optional).  An accompanist can be provided, or you may bring your own (no pre-recorded accompaniments).

If you require Erskine to provide an accompanist for your audition, you must send a copy of your music at least 2 weeks beforehand.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about literature selection for the audition.


Keith Timms

Assistant Professor of Music Education Background: B.S., Erskine College; M.A. (Music Education, Furman University; D.M.A. (Music Education), Shenandoah University Conservatory

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Susan Collins

Education Background: Bachelor of Music Education, Lander University M.Ed in Personnel Services/Secondary Guidance, Clemson University  

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Abraham Marsh

Education Background: Bachelor of Music Education, Furman University. Masters of Music Education, Converse College  

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Heidi McKee

Education Background: Bachelor of Music Education, Furman University Master of Arts in History, Clemson University  

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Kory Vrieze

Education Background: Bachelor of Music, Berry College  

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Bill Diekhoff

Adjunct Instructor of Music (voice) B.Mus., M.S. Indiana State University

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Lucie Svatonova

Adjunct Instructor of Music (voice, diction, vocal pedagogy) B.Mus. Academy of Performing Arts, Prague; State Board Exam in Pedagogy and Psychology, Charles University, Prague; M.Mus. Converse College

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Jon Michael Brock

Adjunct Instructor of Music Education Background: B.M.E., Anderson University; M.S., Capella University

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Lyman Golden

Adjunct Instructor of Music (classical and jazz guitar, electric bass) Education Background: B.A., Lander College; M.Mus., University of South Carolina

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