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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

SINGERS
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.

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

ORGANISTS
Prepare two contrasting pieces (memorization is optional)

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

ACCOMPANISTS
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.

Faculty

Keith Timms

Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, Professor Music Education, Department Chair, Conducting Choral Methods B.S., Erskine College; M.A. (Music Education, Furman University; D.M.A. (Music Education), Shenandoah University Conservatory

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Susan Collins

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Accompanist, Performance Seminar, Elementary Music Methods B.M.E., Lander University M.Ed in Personnel Services/Secondary Guidance, Clemson University  

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Abraham Marsh

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Strings and Brass B.M.E.; Furman University; M.M.E, Converse College  

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Heidi McKee

Adjunct Instructor Of Music (Strings) B.M.E., Furman University; M.A., Clemson University  

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Kory Vrieze

Adjunct Instructor Of Music (Winds, Performance Seminar) 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, Performance Seminar, Music History and Music Theory (voice, diction, vocal pedagogy) B.Mus. Academy of Performing Arts, Prague; State Board Exam in…

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Lyman Golden

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

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Deborah Caldwell

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Studies, Applied Brass, Brass Methods, Music Theory, Aural Skills B.M.E., Ouachita Baptist University; M.M., Kansas State University; D.M.A., University of Georgia

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