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Scholarship Audition Dates/Information

Contact the Band Office at 662-325-2713 to schedule your audition.

  • Friday, January 31, 2020. This audition date is only for seniors attending the MSU Honor Band Clinic.
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020. Open to all students but is also the preferred audition date for students majoring in music or music education.
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020. Open to all students.
  • Weekdays, January through the end of March. Open to all students.

Brass & Woodwind Scholarship Audition Requirements

  • 5 major scales (Student's choice. 2 octaves where appropriate.)
  • A chromatic scale
  • A 1-2 minute prepared piece that demonstrates your best qualities as a musician
  • Sight reading

Percussion Scholarship Audition Requirements

Percussionists are encouraged to audition on multiple instruments, but this is not required.

  • Snare Drum
    • 5 rudiments (Student's choice. Open-Closed-Open)
    • Long Roll
    • A 1-2 minute prepared piece (on concert or marching snare) that demonstrates your best qualities as a musician
    • Sight reading
  • Mallet Percussion
    • Same as Brass & Woodwind requirements
  • Timpani
    • Etude or solo
  • Percussionists must also be placed successfully on the drumline to receive a scholarship award. See below.

Drumline Auditions

  • Drumline audition information can be found here.

Auxiliary Auditions

  • Auxiliary auditions will be held on Saturday, April 18th. More information can be found here.