Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Music Scholarships

Music Auditions

Music Scholarship Coordinator: Mr. Bobby Pace - - 308-432-6247

Audition Dates for Potential Music Students

*Live auditions are preferred to recorded auditions when possible*

Saturday, January 29, 2022 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (High Plains Band and Choir Festival participants only)

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - During College Musician for a Day

To apply for a music scholarship complete the Scholarship Application Form. You will then be contacted by Mr. Bobby Pace via email regarding scheduling your audition (remember to check your junk folder!)

The Music Department at Chadron State College awards talent scholarships annually to both new and returning students. These scholarships are funded through the generosity of many individuals, offices, and organizations. Eligibility requirements for specific scholarships vary, but include such factors as grade point average, class standing (i.e. sophomore), academic and musical achievements, performance instrument/voice type, and degree program. All talent scholarships require an individual performance audition.

Talent scholarships in Music are available primarily to students who choose to major in Music at CSC. In exceptional circumstances (such as demonstration of extraordinary ability or specific ensemble need), talent scholarships are also available to minors and non-majors who participate in Music ensembles. Talent awards are not automatically renewable.

Where circumstances absolutely prevent a live audition, applicants may substitute a recorded audition. If you are applying after initial deadlines are past, please send your form and recording or call to schedule an audition anyway. Be sure to contact us (see info below) if you plan to do so. Instructions outlining specific requirements for live and recorded auditions are listed below.

Audition Procedure and Requirements

Live Auditions

  • All students should be prepared to sing/play major scales demonstrating the range of their instrument or voice. Here are the recommended scales:







  • Prospective Music majors and minors will perform two contrasting compositions. All singers and instrumentalists must perform one accompanied piece (a pre-recorded accompaniment is acceptable).  Percussionists, guitarists, and pianists are not required to include an accompanied piece. A longer piece with contrasting sections maybe be used instead of two separate pieces - clear this with the Music Scholarship coordinator.
  • Prospective Non-music majors will perform one prepared piece (accompanied not required)
  • Students performing an accompanied piece must coordinate with the Music Scholarship coordinator to secure an accompanist for the audition.

Recorded Auditions (Video and Audio)

  • Identify yourself at the beginning and end of your recording.
  • Identify each scale (see above for recommended scales)
  • Announce the title and composer for each composition.
  • Recorded auditions should be postmarked or sent electronically to Mr. Bobby Pace by February 23, 2022 for priority consideration - if sending electronically, please use a universal format such as mp3 or mp4. Common ways of sending large audio or video files include: Dropbox, Google Drive, upload to Youtube.
  • Recorded auditions can be mailed to:

    Chadron State College
    Music Program
    1000 Main St.
    Chadron, NE 69337