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St. Edward High School Music Scholarship

St. Edward High School offers music scholarships for incoming freshmen.  The amount of each scholarship is $1000, which is renewable for each school year.  Scholarships are awarded based on audition ratings.


To qualify for the 2020-2021 school year students must:


Be admitted to St. Edward High School as freshmen in the fall.


Agree to participate in instrumental/vocal music all year at St. Edward High School as a member of one of the major performing ensembles listed below.


  • Band – marching band (fall) AND symphonic band (winter and spring) – after school

  • Orchestra - meets as a class all year and after school one day per week

  • Choir – meets as a class all year and once per week after school


*Complete and return the Instrumental/Vocal Music Scholarship Application prior to December 2, 2019.


Perform an audition between December 9 and 13, 2019, based on availability of our directors. Auditions, by appointment, will be scheduled upon receipt of application.  Auditions consist of a solo (3 to 5 minutes in length), scales, vocal exercises and/or rudiments and sight-reading.  Additional information regarding audition requirements appears below.


Solos should be at an OMEA High School Class C level.  Accompaniment is optional but encouraged for strings, winds and percussion.  Accompaniment is required for singers.  Tone quality, tonal and rhythmic accuracy, intonation, articulation and expression of the solo accounts for three-fifths of the audition rating.


Scales for strings are C, G, D, F, and Bb major, one octave.  Scales for winds and percussion are C, F, Bb, Eb, and G major, one octave and chromatic one octave beginning on any note desired.  Scales are to be performed ascending and descending in a consistent tempo of the student’s choosing.  Percussionists must perform the listed scales on bells or xylophone and 5 rudiments of the student’s choice on snare drum.  Vocalists will perform standard vocal exercises lead by the auditioner.  Scales, exercises and rudiments account for one-fifth of the audition rating.


Sight-reading will consist of a series of short selections.  They will include the keys performed as scales and increase in rhythmic difficulty. Sight-reading accounts for one-fifth of the final audition rating.


It is highly recommended you go over these requirements with your music teacher or private lesson instructor.


Call the St. Edward High School Performing Arts Office at (216) 221-0793 for additional information or if there are any questions.

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