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Performing Arts Auditions

Visual and Performing Arts scholarships are available to students who demonstrate exceptional talent in art, music or theatre. Scholarship amounts are based on an audition and interested students should schedule an audition and/or portfolio review or contact the Department of Performing Arts or the Department of Visual Arts and Media. 

Students who are receiving multiple awards should also refer to our stacking policy.

The application for admission to the fall 2023 semester at the University of Mount Union will be available in July 2022. Beginning in early fall of 2022, audition reservation forms will be available. Auditioning students are encouraged to apply to the university prior to their audition. Performing Arts Scholarship audition dates for students entering fall 2023 are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • Monday, February 20, 2023

Students unable to attend these dates may audition virtually or schedule a private audition

Performing Arts Audition Reservation Form

Thank you for your interest in scheduling an audition. You can choose from the designated audition dates listed on the form. Scholarship preference will be given to those who attend one of the designated audition dates, but late auditions are still considered. 

Music Audition Reservation Form 

Music auditions serve two purposes:

  1. Music Majors: For students who wish to major in music and are thus applying for direct-admission to the music degree programs, auditions are an evaluation of skill and potential for success as future musicians. For these students, auditions are part of the admission process into the music degree programs as well as evaluations of musical ability for the purposes of earning a scholarship award. Students intending to major or minor in music should clearly state their intent to do so in the application process. There is also a blended scholarship available for students double majoring in both music and theatre.
  2. Non-Music Majors: For students who do not wish to major in music, the music audition serves only as an evaluation of musical ability for the purposes of earning a Music Scholarship Award.

Music Scholarships awarded in: 

Brass ▪ Guitar ▪ Harp ▪ Percussion ▪ Piano ▪ Organ ▪ Strings ▪ Voice ▪ Woodwinds

We encourage you to think seriously about your major strength in the area of visual and performing arts. Students are permitted to audition for only one scholarship. Mount Union offers visual and performing arts scholarships in art, music, theatre and a blended scholarship for students majoring in both music and theatre.

Audition Requirements


  • Scales C-G-D-A-E-F-Bb-Eb-Ab Majors
  • An etude of your choice
  • A solo showing your level of advancement


  • Perform two solos of contrasting style (Preferably memorized)



  • Scales
    • Majors through four sharps and flats
    • Minors through four sharps and flats, harmonic and melodic
  • Three works in contrasting styles, memorized
  • Sight-reading


  • Two works in contrasting styles
  • One prepared hymn
  • Sight-reading


  • A short solo on any two of the following:
    • Snare Drum
    • Mallet Percussion
    • Timpani
    • Multiple Percussion 
  • Major scales on any mallet instrument in two octaves, up to 4 sharps and 4 flats
  • Snare Drum Rudiments -or- a short rudimental snare etude

 Students may bring their own accompanist. With advance notification, an accompanist can be provided. If we will be providing an accompanist for you, you will need to send or fax your music one month before your audition date and plan to arrive thirty minutes early to rehearse with the accompanist before your audition.