An Award of Distinction
Up to Full Tuition and assistance with Room and Board expenses
The Second Annual Guild Music Scholarship Audition Competition
The Finals to be held on Saturday evening, March 1, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
Deane Chapel on the Westmont Campus
The winner, or winners, of Guild Scholarships will receive up to $10,000 in annual music scholarship funding (up to $40,000 over four years) for their Westmont education in addition to all previously designated academic award, other merit based awards, and regular music scholarship awards, not to exceed the amount of the cost of tuition and on-campus room and board at Westmont.
All finalists will be invited to compete on the evening of March 1. Invitations will be extended throughout the year based on live or recorded auditions submissions received prior to the evening of March 1.
All those who audition for a Westmont music scholarship and meet the qualifications below will be eligible for consideration as a finalist for the Guild Scholarship award. Finalists will be notified as they meet the qualifications below, beginning with Early Action admission applicants whose music scholarship auditions are complete prior to December 20. A maximum of 10 finalists will be selected. When 10 finalists have been invited and have accepted the invitation, the competition will be considered closed. Early auditions and applications are highly encouraged. Those who qualify after the selection of finalists is closed will be held in reserve pending any cancellation of other finalists.
1) Applicants must have submitted their Westmont Admissions Application, standardized test scores and official transcripts to the Office of Admissions prior to February 10, 2014. Only students who are deemed qualified for an academic merit scholarship (typically a Provost or Presidential award) will be eligible as finalists.
2) Applicants must have submitted their Westmont Music Scholarship application (including letter of recommendation from a music teacher) and have presented an initial scholarship audition (either live or by recording) prior to the final competition evening and by the following dates:
A) Recorded auditions must be received by February 25, 2014
B) Live auditions are encouraged at the earliest possible date, but those who audition on the final Music Scholarship weekend on the morning of March 1 will be considered for an invitation to the final round if space is available in the competition.
3) All applicants must appear live on the final competition with the exception of any finalists who also qualified as Monroe Academic Scholarship finalists and recorded a formal performance video during their visit for the Monroe Scholarship competition or international students who have submitted a formal performance recording for the finals evening. If those individuals choose, these recordings may be played in their absence at the final competition.
4) All finalists must confirm their intent to appear within 2 weeks of their invitation, or 1/2 of the time between the invitation and the final competition if the invitation is extended less than one month prior to the finals. Finalists will be invited as soon as they are deemed to be qualified to give them as much time to arrange for travel and confirm their appearance as possible. Finalists who confirm after these time limitations will only be accepted at the discretion of the faculty.
There is no additional application process or form for this competition. Finalists will be notified if their audition and admission status merits an invitation to the Guild Scholarship Competition.
Winners of the competition will have until May 1st to confirm their acceptance of the Guild Scholarship or any other Westmont merit based award.
The Guild Scholarship program is funded by The Guild for Music at Westmont. For information about becoming a Guild member or any aspect of this competition, please contact the Westmont Music Office at 805-565-6040.