First-ever music scholarships offered at IU Kokomo

Last Updated on January 17, 2016 by cassnetwork

KOKOMO, Ind. — Raise your voice — and possibly receive a scholarship.

Indiana University Kokomo invites high school seniors to audition for its first-ever music scholarships, available to selected students participating in the Cougar Choir.

“This is a fabulous opportunity for students to continue to grow as vocalists, while earning a college degree,” said Wendy Grice, lecturer of music. “The scholarships will help with financial needs, and will help our new choir grow by encouraging more students to participate. These students will have many performing opportunities.”

Aspiring choir members should email, or call 765-455-9217 to schedule an audition, on Saturday February 27, on campus.

Vocalists should prepare for the sessions like they would for the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) solo and ensemble contest. Those auditioning should prepare an art song, and bring an accompanist if possible. If not, the Cougar Choir accompanist will be available to play. Students also will be asked to write down their activities in choir and other musical experiences, and to bring a copy of their music for the accompanist.

The Cougar Choir, formed in spring 2015, is an all student choir that performs variety of challenging music, including classics, folk songs, Broadway, and popular music. The choir performs two concerts a year, and also sang at several campus events.

A smaller group, the IUK Harmonics, sings for special occasions, including the holiday donor party and Peru High School’s choral festival.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana University Kokomo



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