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Aurora University Musical Excellence Scholarship Competition

Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM until 05:00 PM

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Aurora University
347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
United States

Competition entrants must be entering freshmen or transfer students who have applied and been accepted by AU Admissions or have an application pending admission.

For more information please read the AU music audition packet.


  • One pianist and one vocalist will win a $5,000 scholarship, renewable for four years equaling $20,000 of total scholarship in music. Secondary prizes may also be available.
  • Students must compete in person on Saturday, March 15, 2013, starting at 11:00 a.m. An award ceremony and performances by the winners will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m.
  • The competition will take place in Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University.
  • Singers must perform two pieces memorized with one of the works being in a foreign language.
  • Pianists should perform two pieces memorized in contrasting styles from the standard piano repertoire.
  • The time limits between a maximum of 12–15 minutes of music.
  • The competition is a closed setting, with no audience allowed.
  • The Aurora University music faculty will serve as the judging panel.
  • Changes of repertoire are NOT permitted later than 10 days prior to the competition date.
  • Music major declaration is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • An accompanist will be provided to you by the university and each student will be given a short time to discuss music with the pianist.  
  • Current Aurora University students are ineligible to participate in this competition.
  • Scholarship will be awarded pending acceptance to Aurora University.

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