The music faculty requires each incoming scholarship candidate to arrange an audition through the Admissions department prior to the March deadline each year (March 13, 2020).
Applied students are encouraged to schedule an audition either during an individual weekday visit to campus or select group visit events. Prior to scheduling, please check the requirements by instrument (listed below) and complete your application to Luther. In addition, students are encouraged to complete the Recruit Me for Music form prior to your audition. Music résumés or pre-screening recordings are not required at this time. Utilize the online registration form links provided to request your audition date. Official notification of audition results are sent once a student has been accepted to Luther.
Applied students may audition in up to two instruments for consideration for one Weston Noble Music Scholarship in the area of Composition, Instrumental or Vocal music. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Luther College music scholarship audition process to learn more.
Clarinet (all types)
Saxophone (all types)
Prospective music majors should perform materials in all three of the above instrumental categories. Drum kit is optional.
Jazz Electric Bass or Upright Bass:
1. Three different scales of your choice (major, natural minor, and blues and jazz scales for example).
2. Two pieces you are playing or have played with a Jazz Band. (one swing and one straight-eighth, rock or latin)
3. Improvisation on a blues form or dorian mode ("So What" for example).
Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
Double Bass players: