Scholarships, Awards, and Auditions

The Division of Fine Arts at Maryville College offers scholarship opportunities for those who demonstrate both talent and potential in their field. Scholarships are available to both first-year and returning or transfer students based on academic achievement, interest areas, leadership and talent. Students may expect their award to be renewed so long as they have fulfilled the conditions of the award.

Apply and schedule an audition

Fine Arts auditions for 2020-2021 will be held February 15, 2020 and February 22, 2020.  Students who do not live within 300 miles of Maryville College may submit a taped audition or digital portfolio. Detailed information about the requirements for the scholarships and awards can be found below. Once a student has been admitted, they will be given the opportunity to select the scholarship(s) or award(s) for which they are eligible, and complete the application(s) via their MaryVille Portal (MVP)

Scholarships for Majors:click or touch to open

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Art / Design Scholarship

The art/design scholarship is awarded based on the student's record of experience and success in his/her field, the potential for the applicant to contribute to the quality of the art department, letter(s) of recommendation, and the quality of the portfolio review. Replaces academic merit scholarship. Application and campus interview required. Scholarship application deadline is Feb 1. Up to $23,000 per year. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study.

REQUIREMENTS

Must have at least one Scholarship Reference Form submitted from your current applied teacher(s) prior to your audition.


PORTFOLIO REVIEW AGREEMENT 

Applicants will be required to present a portfolio and will be contacted with a specific time for their portfolio review. Students who do not live within a 300-mile radius of Maryville College may submit a digital portfolio. For the review, candidates should present a portfolio of 10-12 works exhibiting the student’s artistic potential, creativity and talent. Original works, slides or photographs are accepted.

Obligations:

The Art Scholarship is awarded to students indicating Art or Design as their major. Students receiving Art Scholarships will be expected to fulfill the academic and artistic responsibilities of the award. Students may expect their award to be renewed so long as they have fulfilled the conditions of the award. The following factors may be grounds for discontinuing or reducing the award: the student’s failure to maintain a grade point average of 3.0; the student’s failure to live on campus if stated in the award contract; the student’s failure to make significant progress toward an art degree; or a serious violation of the law or of Maryville College policies and regulations. The Scholarship Award Committee reserves the right to refuse renewal in any of the above cases.

Music Scholarship

The music scholarship is awarded based on the student's record of experience and success in his/her field, the potential for the applicant to contribute to the quality of the music department, letter(s) of recommendation, and the quality of the audition performance.

Open to music majors based on individual talent. Recipients are required to participate in a related music ensemble. Replaces academic merit scholarship. Application and campus interview required. Scholarship application deadline is Feb 1. Up to full tuition per year. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study.

REQUIREMENTS

Must have at least one Scholarship Reference Form submitted from your current applied teacher(s) prior to your audition.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Music Scholarship is made with consideration to the following criteria:
     • The quality of the audition performance
     • The student’s record of experience and success in his/her field
     • The potential for the applicant to contribute to the quality of the music department
     • Letter(s) of recommendation

Obligations:

The Music Scholarship is awarded to students indicating Music as a major. Students receiving Music Scholarships will be expected to fulfill the academic and artistic responsibilities of the award including but not limited to their successful participation in a related music ensemble. Students may expect their award to be renewed so long as they have fulfilled the conditions of the award. The following factors may be grounds for discontinuing or reducing the award: the student’s failure to maintain a grade point average of 3.0; the student’s failure to live on campus if stated in the award contract; the student’s failure to make significant progress toward a music degree; or a serious violation of the law or of Maryville College policies and regulations. The Music Department faculty reserves the right to refuse renewal in any of the above cases.

Theatre Scholarship

The theatre scholarship is awarded based on the student's record of experience and success in his/her field, the potential for the applicant to contribute to the quality of the theatre program, letter(s) of recommendation, and the quality of the audition performance. Replaces academic merit scholarship. Application and campus interview required.Scholarship application deadline is Feb 1. Up to $23,000 per year. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study.

REQUIREMENTS

Must have at least one Scholarship Reference Form submitted from your current applied teacher(s) prior to your audition.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Theatre Scholarship is made with consideration to the following criteria:
     • The quality of the audition performance
     • The student’s record of experience and success in his/her field
     • The potential for the applicant to contribute to the quality of the theatre program
     • Letter(s) of recommendation

Obligations:

The Theatre scholarship is awarded to students indicating Theatre as their major. Students receiving Theatre Scholarships will be expected to fulfill the academic and artistic responsibilities of the award. Students may expect their award to be renewed so long as they have fulfilled the conditions of the award. The following factors may be grounds for discontinuing or reducing the award: the student’s failure to maintain a grade point average of 2.5; the student’s failure to live on campus if stated in the award contract; the student’s failure to make significant progress toward a theatre degree; or a serious violation of the law or of Maryville College policies and regulations. The Scholarship Award Committee reserves the right to refuse renewal in any of the above cases.

 

Awards for Non-majors:click or touch to open

In addition to scholarships, Maryville College provides opportunities for additional awards to interested or qualified students. Many institutions only have scholarships for their majors; at Maryville College awards are set aside specifically for non-majors to provide academic options that help each student reach his or her potential, in life and in the workplace.

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Choral Award

Open to non-music majors. Prefer at least two years prior participation in a high school chorus. Up to $2,500. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with continued involvement in a choral ensemble with 2.5 GPA. Application and campus interview required. Award application deadline is Feb 1.

Requirement:

Must submit at least one Scholarship Reference Form from a music teacher or director with whom you have worked closely. 

Instrumental Music Ensemble Award

Open to non-music majors on the basis of individual talent. Recipients are required to participate in a related music ensemble. Up to $2,500. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with continued involvement in a music ensemble with 2.5 GPA. Audition required. Award application deadline is Feb 1.

Requirement:

Must submit at least one Scholarship Reference Form from a music teacher or director with whom you have worked closely. 

MC Playhouse Award

Open to non-theatre majors. Prefer at least two years of prior participation in theatre productions. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with continued involvement in theatre productions with 2.5 GPA. Application and campus interview required. Award application deadline is Feb 1.

Requirement:

Must submit at least one Scholarship Reference Form from your current applied teacher(s) prior to your audition.

Music Audition Requirementsclick or touch to open

music majors only

The student should perform three selections from the repertoire indicated.* Auditions are judged by three or more members of the music faculty. Candidates who wish to demonstrate the breadth of their talent and experience may audition in more than one area. The Office of Admissions can arrange for an accompanist if notified at least two weeks before the audition and provided with copies of the music at that time.

PIANO
  1. A Bach Two- or Three-Part Invention or one of the Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier
  2. One movement of a Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven Sonata.
  3. A composition of the candidate’s own choosing from the Romantic or Contemporary periods.4.At least one selection must be played from memory.
ORGAN
  1. A Bach prelude and fugue or chorale prelude.
  2. A composition from 17th- or 18th-century organ literature.
  3. A composition from 19th- or 20th-century organ literature.

VOICE: Three contrasting selections of the candidate’s choice, with:

  1. At least one song in English,
  2. At least one sacred piece, and
  3. At least one secular piece.
  4. All selections must be sung from memory.
STRING INSTRUMENTS
  1. An etude of the difficulty of the easier Kreutzer Etudes for Violin or Viola,The Dotzauer Violoncello Method, Book III or the Simandl Etudes, Book II for String Bass.
  2. One movement of a sonata or concerto at least of the difficulty of the Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor for Violin,the Handel Sonata in G Minor for Viola, the Golterman Concerto No. 4 in G Major for Violoncello, or the Corelli-Zimmerman Sonata in D Minor for String Bass.
  3. A composition of the candidate’s own choosing from the Romantic or Contemporary Periods.
WIND & PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS
  1. Two contrasting compositions or movements from two concertos, chosen to demonstrate the candidate’sfamiliarity with diverse performance styles and techniques. It is preferred that percussionists perform on twodifferent instruments.
  2. An etude of the difficulty found in Arban, Gordon, Kopprasch, Blazevich or Rubank Advanced method (Brass);Klose, Anderson, Terchak or Rubank Advanced Method (Woodwinds).
  3. Percussion candidates should prepare etudes for two of the following instruments: snare drum, timpani, or xylophone.
GUITAR
  1. Three selections in contrasting styles and tempos.
  2. It is preferred that at least one of the preceding be a classical guitar selection.