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St. Edward High School offers music scholarships for incoming freshmen. The amount of each scholarship is $1,500.00, which is renewable for each school year. Scholarships are awarded based on audition ratings. To qualify for the 2023-2024 school year an applicant must:


1) Complete the Instrumental/Vocal Music Scholarship Application found at Class of 2027 Instrumental/Vocal Music Scholarship Application prior to November 28, 2022.


2) Perform an audition between December 5 and 9, 2022, 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 five rudiments of the student’s choice on snare drum. Vocalists will perform standard vocal exercises led 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.


3) Be admitted to St. Edward High School as a freshman for the 2023-2024 school year.


4) 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) – both meet after school

  • Orchestra and Concert Orchestra - meets as a class all year and after school 2-3 days per week

  • Concert and Concert Choir – meets as a class all year and after school 2-3 days per week 

For additional information or questions, call the St. Edward High School Performing Arts Office at (216) 221-0793 or email Angelo Kortyka, Band Director, at


Get the Edge is the St. Edward High School Summer Enrichment Program for boys entering the 7th and 8th grades.  The three-week camp offers the best of academics and recreation and is designed to help young men considering St. Edward High School expand their intellectual curiosity in an engaging, team-oriented environment.  

Campers will have the opportunity to hone their music skills with Mrs. Lisa Hirzel from St. Ed's Performing Arts Department.  

Ideal for campers who are currently musicians, and those who are hoping to become musicians.


Coming Soon!

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