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Welcome to the Music Scholarship Application! We look forward to your audition and your interest in SAGU.

Recipient must:
  • Apply for admission to SAGU (www.sagu.edu)
  • Declare Music as the major and be actively involved in the music program.
  • All scholarships are disbursed over at least two semesters. Scholarships will be forfeited if the student is placed on any type of probation (academic, disciplinary, chapel, etc.)

The scholarship is available through audition only. The applicant should make an appointment to come on campus for the audition, or may submit a DVD for the audition:

Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Attn: Del Guynes, Acting Music Department Chair
1200 Sycamore
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

Please forward any questions to the Acting Music Department Chair: Del Guynes

Music Scholarship Application

**Deadline - March 1**

Audition Information

The complete audition needs to include the following:

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

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

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

Piano Auditions

  • Performance, Music Education, Music Ministries

    • Major Keys - C, G, D, A, E, B, F (any two); D-flat, E-flat, G-flat, A-flat, B-flat or their enharmonic equivalents (any two).
    • Minor Keys – a, e, b, d, g, c, f (any two); c-sharp, e-flat, f-sharp, g-sharp, b-flat or their enharmonic equivalents (any two)
    • 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

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

Vocal Auditions

  • Vocal Performance and Music Education

    • One aria/art song (this is a classical selection that can be in any language – performed by memory)
    • Sight-reading
  • Music Ministries

    • One song (classical or contemporary or Musical Theatre – performed by memory)
    • Sight-reading
    • Optional: a performance with a worship team

Woodwind Auditions

  • Woodwind Performance, Music Education

    • 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

    • 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

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