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Welcome to the Music Scholarship Application! We look forward to your audition and your interest in SAGU. For additional help, please feel free to contact 972.825.4793 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The scholarship is available through audition only. The applicant should make an appointment to come on campus for the audition, or may submit a video (DVD or YouTube format) for the audition. The audition needs to include the following:

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**Deadline - April 1**

Audition Information

Brass Auditions 

  • Brass Performance, Music Education, Music Ministries

    • All major/minor scales - 2 octaves
    • Two movements from a concerto or sonata from the same or different piece of literature - All State (ATSSB) music is acceptable.
    • Optional: a performance with a worship team

Woodwind Auditions

  • Woodwind Performance, Music Education/Woodwind Specialization
    • All major/minor scales - 2 octaves where possible
    • A prepared piece from a high school solo list or All State music.
    • Jazz students must also play and improvise three jazz standards of contrasting style.
  • Music Ministries/Woodwind Specialization
    • All major/minor scales - 2 octaves where possible
    • A prepared piece from a your All State music list
    • One sacred composition, original or professional arrangement appropriate for Assemblies of God Fine Arts.
    • Optional: a performance with a worship team

Percussion Auditions

  • Percussion Performance, Music Education, Music Ministries
    • All major scales - 2 octaves (keyboard); snare solo and 40 Rudiments
    • Drum Set - three contrasting styles: Latin, Funk, Rock, Blues, Swing, Ballad, etc.
    • Demonstrate ability to read on multiple instruments.
    • Optional: a performance with a worship team

String Auditions

  • String Performance, Music Education, Music Ministries
    • All major/minor scales - 2 octaves
    • Fast movement from a concerto
    • Etude or Caprice
    • Solo movement from a Bach Suite (Performance majors only)
    • Optional: a performance with a worship team

Guitar Auditions

  • (Acoustic Guitar) Performance, Music Education, Music Ministries
    • Major, minor and pentatonic scales (at least 2 out of the 3)
    • Two pieces featuring varying styles/techniques
    • One jazz standard or one classical piece
    • Sight-read one line of guitar tab and one melody on a treble clef
    • Optional: a performance with a worship team
  • (Bass Guitar) Performance, Music Education, Music Ministries
    • All major and minor scales and arpeggios
    • Two pieces featuring varying styles and techniques
    • Two jazz standards including bass line (at least one walking line), melody and solo
    • Optional: a performance with a worship team

Piano Auditions

  • Performance, Music Education, Music Ministries
    • All Major/minor scales and arpeggios (hands together in 2 octaves)
    • A movement from a Classical sonata - memorized (Piano Performance only)
    • Two contrasting works from a different time periods (memorized)
    • Optional: a performance with a worship team; one sacred composition, original or professional arrangement appropriate for Assemblies of God Fine Arts; a standard or jazz tune with your own improvisation

Vocal Auditions

  • Performance
    • One aria/art song
    • Sight-reading
    • Read through the text of a foreign language piece
    • Demonstrate piano skills by playing the melody of an aria
  • Music Education, Music Ministries
    • One song (classical or contemporary) 
    • Sight-reading
    • Demonstrate piano skills by playing the melody of an aria 
    • Optional: a performance with a worship team