Your name must appear below exactly as it was submitted on your application for admission to Davidson College.
Music Scholarships Submission Guidelines
LETTER OF INTEREST
Please upload to your applicant portfolio a letter discussing your interest in the award.
Please request a letter of recommendation from your current music teacher. Please be sure that your music teacher uses your full name as it appears on your application for admission to Davidson and have it mailed to:
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
P.O. Box 7156
Davidson, NC 28035-7156
FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries: 209 Ridge Rd, Davidson, NC 28035
Please upload to your applicant portfolio an unedited audio or video recording approximately 10 minutes in length. Your audition should not contain any exercises or scales, and care should be given to the recording environment and quality. Recordings of recitals or concerts are acceptable; however, the quality of the recording should be taken into consideration by the applicant before submission.
Please observe the following additional selection guidelines for the recordings you submit:
PIANO: One movement or work from the Baroque era, one movement from a Classical sonata, and one work from the Romantic era.
VOICE: One Italian art song or aria from the 17th or 18th centuries, one song in English from any period (excluding musical theater), and one work of the singer's choice.
All selections must be performed in their entirety, although long instrumental accompaniments may be shortened. Unless written for unaccompanied voice, the selections should be accompanied. The selections should demonstrate the singer's musical sensitivity and technical proficiency.
OTHER INSTRUMENTS: Two selections from the standard repertoire of one’s instrument. One should be of moderate or fast tempo, demonstrating technical proficiency, and one should be slower, demonstrating musical sensitivity.
Unless written as a concert piece for unaccompanied instrument, such as a Bach suite or a percussion solo, the selections should be accompanied.
All materials for Early Decision 1 are due by November 15. All materials for Regular Decision and Early Decision II are due by January 2. Please note that we cannot return your media files.