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Music Scholarships

You must first be an applicant to Davidson College in order to submit your Music Scholarship Application.

After completing this Music Scholarship Application form, logon to the Application Status Website and upload 1) your letter of interest and 2) your audition audio or video file to your applicant portfolio. Your pin to access this website is sent to you by email once your admission application is processed. (You may need to allow 24-48 after you submit your application for admission to receive your pin email.)  Please follow the guidelines for your submissions below.

After logging in to your status page, you may access your portfolio from the bottom of the page using the 'Edit Portfolio' link. On the next page, click on the 'Upload Media' tab.   Follow the instructions to upload your files.

Alternatively, you may submit a URL that links to your media file. If using a web service that shortens URL addresses, please be aware that it is possible your submission may not be reviewed before the shortened link expires. 

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Your name must appear below exactly as it was submitted on your application for admission to Davidson College.
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Music Scholarships Submission Guidelines


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
Merit Scholarships
P.O. Box 7156
Davidson, NC 28035-7156
FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries: 209 Ridge Rd, Davidson, NC 28035

I waive my right to review this letter of recommendation.*

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:

PIANOThree movements or works: one from the Baroque era, one from a Classical sonata, and one from the Romantic era.

VOICEThree contrasting songs or arias: 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 scholarship application materials for Early Decision 1 candidates are due by November 15, 2015.
All scholarship application materials for Early Decision II candidates are due by January 2, 2016.
All scholarship application materials for Regular Decision candidates are due by January 5, 2016. 

Please note that we cannot return your media files.