Goshen College’s Music Department will now be offering three new music scholarships for up to $10,000 a year to new students and is renewable for up to three additional years if a grade point average of 3.0 is maintained.
Chair of the Goshen College Music Department Beverly Lapp said, “Music scholarships are an important way that Goshen College makes music study and participation possible at the college level. This new award recognizes the significant achievement level and dedication to music and other academics that we are observing among prospective music students.”
To be eligible for the Goshen College’s Department of Music Excellence Awards, new first-year or transfer students must apply for admission by March 15 for Fall 2013. They must also audition with department faculty by March 31 and declare a major within the Music Department.
Scholarship recipients will be chosen based upon their audition performance, a scholarship application essay and references. The Music Department will announce award recipients by April 15 and they must be accepted by May 1.
To renew the award, recipients must remain full-time, degree-seeking students in the Music Department and agree to participate in student recruitment and outreach activities as a Music Department ambassador.
Goshen College’s Music Department offers a bachelor of arts degree with concentrations in music education, performance, music technology, piano pedagogy and music in worship. Seventy-five students major or minor in music and enjoy participation in five choirs, staged musicals and operas, orchestra, wind ensemble and jazz band. The Music Department is housed in the Goshen College Music Center, built in 2001. The Music Center features the 1,000-seat Sauder Concert Hall, the 300-seat Rieth Recital Hall, rehearsal and practice rooms, classrooms, teaching studios, a recording studio and an art gallery. The Community School of the Arts, located in the Music Center, provides teaching experience and leadership training for Goshen College students. The Performing Arts Series regularly brings prominent national and international musicians to the Music Center.