Applications for Kellogg Community College Music Scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year are due Wednesday, March 1.
KCC Music Scholarships are performance-based scholarships that vary in size from $100 to $1,000 or more, depending on the scholarship, and are available through the KCC Foundation to current KCC students and high school seniors planning to attend KCC who exhibit outstanding vocal or instrumental promise.
In addition to applying, vocalists and musicians interested in applying for a KCC Music Scholarship must also audition. Applicants this year have two options to audition for a scholarship: a live in-person audition or a video audition.
Details about each option are outlined below.
Live auditions will be available by appointment between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by contacting Director of Vocal Arts and Music Program Area Coordinator Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard at 269-565-7859 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternative dates may be schedule for those who can’t audition at this time, but the audition must be completed before the March 4 deadline.
Video auditions will be accepted by 5 p.m. March 4. Individuals submitting video auditions must submit their audition via by emailing a link to their video on YouTube or Google Drive to email@example.com.
Applicants must fill out the KCC Foundation Scholarship Application at kellogg.academicworks.com and the KCC Music Scholarship Audition Application at forms.office.com/r/RhLxdzGNxZ. Applications must be submitted on or before the audition date.
Audition requirements for voice or instrumental students are as follows.
- Voice: Two contrasting songs. Ideally one classical art song or aria in a foreign language and one song in English (classical or musical theatre). However, both selections may be in English and do not require memorization.
- Brass: Two contrasting musical selections, which will successfully demonstrate abilities including phrasing, rhythm, sound, technique, lyrical playing, articulation, musical style and fundamental musicianship.
- Piano/Harpsichord or Organ: Two pieces from different stylistic periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, 20th-21st Century, Contemporary, etc.)
- Strings: Two or three contrasting pieces that offer opportunity for expressive content, technical achievement and a variety of musical styles.
Live-audition students may bring their own accompanist or request a staff accompanist for a $10 fee due at the time of service. Individuals requesting an accompanist should email their musical score and contact information to Cynthia Garn at firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week in advance of the scheduled audition date.
Available KCC Music Scholarships
The following KCC Music Scholarships are available for the 2023-24 academic year:
- Douglas A. and M. Christine Leatherman Scholarship: The Douglas A. and M. Christine Leatherman Scholarship is awarded to a student in their second year at KCC. The student must show financial need and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- Edward Zentera Music Man Scholarship: The Edward Zentera Music Man Scholarship is awarded to a student studying music, preferably brass instruments, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 who resides in the KCC service area and exhibits financial need.
- Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Scholarship for Fine and Performing Arts: The Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Scholarship for Fine and Performing Arts is awarded annually to a student in fine and performing arts with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- KCC Music Department Scholarship: The KCC Music Department Scholarship is awarded to a student studying music, upon recommendation from the Music Department faculty based on auditions.
- KCC Visual and Performing Arts Department Scholarship: The KCC Visual and Performing Arts Department Scholarship is awarded to one student studying visual arts and one student studying performing arts, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- Rincόn-McCaleb Family Scholarship: The Rincόn-McCaleb Family Scholarship is awarded to students who are studying language, creative writing, music, foreign language or reading who reside in Battle Creek, Albion or Athens who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
- Wilda E. Brown Memorial Scholarship: The Wilda E. Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student studying organ or piano music with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- William Brown Memorial Scholarship: The William Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student studying music, preferably guitar, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
All KCC Music Scholarship recipients are required to take applied lessons on the audition instrument for at least one credit or participate in one of the major music ensembles (band or choir). The scholarship funds are designated for music course support, be it lessons, ensembles or a general music course.
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