Music Talent Awards
Albright College offers Music
Talent Awards of $3,000 to $5,000 per year to students with
outstanding musical talent. Music Talent Awards are independent of merit
scholarships and need-based financial aid.
Music Talent Awards are given
on the basis of an on-campus talent review. Talent reviews will last
approximately 30 minutes.
Repertoire: Students must
perform two prepared pieces in contrasting styles that showcase their vocal
quality and range. One selection may be a contemporary, popular or theatre
– Demonstrate knowledge of scales by singing a major, harmonic minor and
a rhythm heard one time
a melody heard one time
the upper and lower pitches of two notes played simultaneously
a rhythmic pattern that consists of whole notes, half notes, quarter notes,
dotted quarter notes and eighth notes.
a melodic pattern that contains intervals of steps and skips while maintaining
a steady tempo.
instrumentalists must perform two prepared pieces in contrasting styles that
demonstrate their technical and interpretive abilities. Selections could be
contrasting movements, sections from a larger work, works from two different
stylistic periods or selections from your high school ensemble repertoire.
String and Brass players
- Standard major scales
- Chromatic Scales
- Intonation exercise: Perform
a familiar short piece with accompaniment (provided).
- Rudiments for battery
- Major and chromatic scales
for mallet percussion
- Major and minor scales,
cadence chords and arpeggios
- Open position scales in C, G,
D, A, E and F
- Play in a jazz swing style,
chord changes to jazz standard
- Strum chords to popular
ballad with a steady tempo
- Rhythmic exercises on
- Melodic sight-reading excerpt
(provided at audition)
Scheduling a Talent Review
2013-14 talent reviews will be held on Friday November 8, 2013 and on
January 24, 25, and 26, 2014. All talent submissions must be complete by
February 1, 2014. Call the Admission Office at (800) 252-1856.
Students being reviewed for a talent award will be informed of the decision on a rolling basis shortly after their audition.
Maintaining Your Talent Award
Music Talent Awards are
renewable for four years with the following conditions:
- Students must participate in at least
one credited major performing group (i.e., String Chamber Orchestra,
Concert Band, Concert Choir and Women's Chorale).
- Students must participate in a second
ensemble and perform in a student recital or the equivalent each semester.
Awards are renewable for four years of study at
Albright. Students receiving these awards are free to pursue any major
they wish. To schedule an audition, departmental review or portfolio review,
please call (800) 252-1856.