Admission into the music program is delegated through an audition process held at various times during the academic year. Once a student is admitted into Berry College, depending on the availability of instrumental positions in the performance groups, the admitted may need to audition for eligibility into the department as a Music major. The following requirements are expected at auditions:
- Strings - The performer will be expected to play material of a high school All-State level or two contrasting solos/etudes.
- Winds - The performer will be expected to play high school All-State audition material or a solo from the repertoire.
- Percussion - The performer will be expected to play one (1) selection on two different percussion instruments of a high school All-State level.
- Vocal - The performer will be expected to perform two contrasting pieces from the classical repertoire; memorization is recommended, but not required.
- Piano - The performer will be expected to play two contrasting movements/pieces from the classical repertoire; memorization is recommended, but not required.
Music scholarship auditions will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 and Saturday, February 28, 2015. If you are unable to attend either of the Saturday audition days we will schedule auditions during the week in the spring on an individual basis. All prospective students interested in auditioning for a music scholarship will need to fill out the music scholarship audition application. We will open up the audition application form for Fall 2015 applicants before November 1, 2014. If you have any questions about the audition process, please contact Susanna Brown, Assistant Director of Admission and Fine and Performing Arts Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 238-7923(706) 238-7923.
Auditions are required for students to be considered for eligibility of scholarships and other department-sponsored financial aid. Performance grants for non-majors are available depending on the needs of the performance groups. Academic standards must be upheld in order to maintain departmental grants and scholarships. Music scholarships may be renewed but are subject to review by academic advisors annually.