AFLBS has a strong tradition of music excellence and great participation among students in choirs and music ensembles. AFLBS offers music scholarships of $1000 per year to talented music students, four to first year students and four to second year students. This scholarship is renewable, based on the recipients continued contribution and involvement to music ensembles at AFLBS.
Music Scholarship Requirements
Students are asked to submit an audio CD recording or an MP3 file recording. Recordings must be of high quality, unedited, and labeled with the student’s name and the date of the recording. Submissions must be labeled with the student’s name, address and telephone number, composers and titles of the selections, and the date the recording was made. In addition to the recording, students must complete the AFLBS Music Scholarship questions on the scholarship application form and one letter of recommendation, written by someone who can comment on your musical abilities and contributions. Audition materials must be postmarked by January 15 for the first deadline or April 1 for the second deadline. Finalists may be asked to audition in person on campus or to submit a video recording of their music.
Upload documents or file on the application form OR
Mail all required materials for to:
Attn: Music Scholarship
3134 East Medicine Lake Blvd.
Plymouth, MN 55441
Electronic music files can also be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org, using dropbox.
All recordings and materials will be reviewed by members of the AFLBS music faculty. Students selected as music scholarship finalists may be invited to campus for a performance audition and interview.
Students may audition on more than one instrument. Please fill out a separate AFLBS Application for Music Scholarship form and include a separate CD or MP3 file for each recording.
Audition Recording Requirements:
Piano – Two compositions or movements in contrasting styles (approx. 10 minutes total length)
Organ – A Prelude and Fugue by Bach and a hymn
Voice – Two songs or arias in contrasting styles (approx. 7 minutes total length), a major and minor scale
Woodwinds – Two contrasting compositions (approx. 5 minutes in total length), a chromatic scale ascending and descending, full range of the instrument.
Brass – Two compositions in contrasting styles, or one longer composition with contrasting movements (approx. 5 minutes in length), two major scales ascending and descending.
Strings – Two compositions in movements in contrasting styles. One may be an etude that shows the level of your technical development. Two major scales ascending and descending.
Guitar – Two compositions or movements in contrasting styles
Percussion – A prepared solo on snare drum, timpani, or mallet percussion instrument. Demonstrate six of the 26 American Snare Drum Rudiments