The John M. Long School of Music awards thousands of dollars in scholarships each
year to qualified students. New and current Troy University students are encouraged
to apply for a 2021-2022 Music Scholarship. Auditions are required for new students.
An Academic Works account is needed to apply for these scholarships; if you need to create an Academic Works account you will be prompted to do so using your Troy University credentials.
Band & Instrumental Auditions
The School of Music is holding Instrumental Scholarship auditions in a remote format. Please contact the professor of your instrument listed below for additional information:
Flute- Dr. Heather Small- email@example.com
Oboe- Dr. Jillian Camwell- firstname.lastname@example.org
Bassoon- Dr. John Jinright- email@example.com
Clarinet- Dr. Timothy Phillips- firstname.lastname@example.org
Saxophone- Dr. Dave Camwell- email@example.com
French Horn- Dr. Carla Gallahan- firstname.lastname@example.org
French Horn - Susan Smith- email@example.com
Trumpet- Dr. Michael Huff- firstname.lastname@example.org
Trombone- Dr. Jason Sulliman- email@example.com
Euphonium- Dr. Robert Pendergast- firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuba- Mike Masonemail@example.com
Percussion- Dr. Adam Blackstock- firstname.lastname@example.org
Guitar – Dr. Robert Gibson - email@example.com
- Three chromatically adjacent two-octave major scales
- Three octave chromatic scale on C or C#
- Standard solo that demonstrates both lyrical and technical ability
Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon
- Scales as indicated by all-state requirements
- Standard solo that demonstrates lyrical and technical ability; sight-reading
Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
- Three chromatically adjacent major scales
- Chromatic scales reflective of the performer's ability level
- Two solo movements or études of moderate difficulty and contrasting styles
- All major scales (two octaves)
- Concert Snare Drum: Études by Cirone, Delecluse, Peters, Whaley, etc.
- Timpani: Etude or Solo by Carter, Firth, Goodman, Lepak, Whaley, etc.
- Mallets: Four-Mallet Solo by Abe, Bach, Burritt, Smadbeck, Stout, etc. (Two-Mallet Études or Solos are acceptable, but Four-Mallet works are encouraged)
- Drum set: Optional; demonstrate various styles (Swing, Latin, Funk, etc.)
- Rudimental Snare Drum: Optional; solos by Markovich, Pratt, Wilcoxen, etc.
All applicants are encouraged to perform in all, listed major areas (Concert Snare Drum, Timpani, Mallets); drum set is optional, and you may also exhibit proficiency in rudimental snare drumming. The provided repertoire is only a suggestion. Please contact Dr. T. Adam Blackstock if you have any questions concerning appropriate alternatives.
- One memorized composition from any genre (art song, musical theatre, opera, oratorio, jazz, hymn, or folk song preferred)
Students will be vocalized by a vocal faculty and will be asked to sight-read a simple melody. Students should provide accompaniment music or may sing a cappella.
- All major and minor (harmonic) scales in two octaves, including arpeggios and cadences, (quarter note = 60)
- Two memorized pieces from contrasting periods that feature contrasting styles, tempi, etc. (please provide score for the adjudicator;)
- Perform one or two pieces of your choice demonstrating your technical abilities and musicality
- Guitar faculty may ask for the student to demonstrate knowledge of scales, chords, improvisational skills, and sight-reading
Music Industry Auditions/Scholarships
- Please contact:
Robert W. Smith
Coordinator of Music Industry