Department of Music entrance and scholarship auditions for 2012 are now open

BEMIDJI, Minn. (October 20, 2011) — The Department of Music at Bemidji State University will hold open auditions for entrance into the program and for scholarships on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. The auditions will take place in the Thompson Recital Hall of the University’s Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. The auditions are open to students who plan to enter or transfer to the University in the fall of 2012.

Music scholarships available at Bemidji State include full-tuition scholarships for Minnesota residents, housing scholarships, renewable $1,000 leadership awards and numerous cash awards between $500 and $2,000. The auditions are open to instrumentalists and vocalists who are interested in Bemidji State’s music program and will be entering college in the fall of 2012.

Students visiting campus between now and March 1, 2012, may schedule individual auditions at any time. Live auditions are required for those students who wish to be considered for full-tuition scholarships.

The Department of Music has a long and distinguished reputation for musical performance and academic training. Students, regardless of major, may participate in a wide variety of performance settings, including concert band and wind ensemble, jazz bands, orchestra, choirs, operas, musical, and chamber music experiences.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and also acknowledged by Steinway & Sons as an “All-Steinway School,” the department offers a bachelor of arts degree in music and a bachelor of science degree in music education.

Students who would like to schedule an audition or apply for a scholarship should contact audition coordinator Susan Nelson at (218) 755-3364.

More information about the Bemidji State University Department of Music, including information on scholarships and application forms for the auditions, is available at the department’s website.

Bemidji State University Department of Music