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Music Scholarships Opportunities


Music Ensemble Scholarships

Scholarship awards for all performing ensembles are offered to students to recognize excellence in musical performance and academic achievement. Auditions for these scholarships are scheduled each spring for the following fall semester. These scholarships are offered to students who wish to perform in one or more of the choral or instrumental ensembles. The amount of this scholarship award is $250. For information on audition dates and times call the music secretary, Jackie Ingram at 539-7178 after January 1st to inquire about auditions for the following fall semester. Audition information and dates will be made available to area high school choral and band directors as well.

 

Music Service Scholarships

Music Service Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students enrolled in the Variations Choral Ensemble the Jazz Ensemble and/or the Bluegrass Ensemble in the amount of $750 per semester. These ensembles will represent the college at on-campus and community events as well as actively participating in high school student recruitment for the college. Students must pass an audition to enroll in these ensembles.

Criteria for Music Service Scholarship Awards:

  • Students must be registered for at least 12 semester hours at Pellissippi State each semester they receive the scholarship.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Students must follow all requirements listed on the syllabus of the respective ensemble to the satisfaction of the ensemble director.
  • Students may receive the scholarship award for two but not all three of the ensembles in any given semester.

Student’s failure to meet the above requirements will result in the loss of the scholarship for the following semester of study. Scholarships will be reinstated the semester after the criteria has been reestablished.

 

All-East or All-State Music Scholarships

  • Students who auditioned for and were successful in making All-East choir or band during their high-school tenure may audition for an All-East scholarship which may be awarded for any ensemble as designated by the audition committee. These awards will be $750 per semester. Students making successful auditions into one of the AUDITIONED ENSEMBLES (Variations, Bluegrass or Jazz Band) will receive $1,500 per semester. Students making successful auditions for multiple Auditioned Ensembles cannot receive more than a total of $1,500 per semester.
  • Students who auditioned for and made All-State choir or band during their high-school tenure may audition for an All-State scholarship which may be awarded  for any ensemble as designated by the audition committee. These awards will be for full tuition and fees not including books for each semester enrolled in the designated ensemble.

Criteria for All-East/All-State Scholarship Awards:

  • Students must be registered for at least 12 semester hours at Pellissippi State each semester they receive the scholarship.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Students must follow all requirements listed on the syllabus of the respective ensemble to the satisfaction of the ensemble director.