You must demonstrate a commitment to the profession by participating in campus activities related to the profession, such as music concerts, plays, and/or musicals.
See additional requirements for specific scholarships below.
All scholarships are merit based, not need based.
The following named scholarships are available for performers:
Clarence Krueger Memorial Endowment: one scholarship for $1,000 Criteria: Must attend LSC-CyFair; minimum 2.0 GPA; academic disciplines are Music, Theatre, or Performing Arts; funds to be used for all education related expenses. Recipients: Can be a performer or drama technician. Those awarded this scholarship must provide Dr. Brian Herrington with a letter detailing their background and accomplishments.
Susan J. Caldwell Endowments for the Arts: five scholarships for $1,000 (split evenly between fall and spring semester); Awarded to one drama student, one instrumental music student, one vocal music student, one art student, and one best additional applicant. Criteria: Must attend LSC-CyFair; minimum 2.0 GPA; must be enrolled in two courses in the Arts, Music, Drama or a combination; funds to be used for tuition, fees, books, and class supplies Recipients: Can be a performer, drama technician, or artist. Those awarded these scholarships must send letters to Mrs. Caldwell detailing their background and accomplishments.
LSC-CyFair also provides additional scholarship funding of varying amounts to students, based on fund availability and demonstrated merit.
Instrumentalists should be prepared to play a one-minute excerpt from an etude, a solo, or from the band literature. Please choose an excerpt that effectively showcases your skills at an appropriate level.
Classical/operatic singers should prepare a memorized solo of no more than 2-3 minutes in length. Prepared solos may be art songs (lieder), folk songs, hymns, pop songs, or musical theatre songs that best highlight their singing levels and styles. Singers should provide sheet music for an accompanist whom the department will provide.
Pop singers should prepare two memorized, contrasting excerpts from songs. Singers are asked for each to be at least 32 bars long, though they will likely be cut short during the audition process. Singers should provide sheet music for an accompanist (pianist) whom the department will provide.
Actors should prepare two contrasting, short monologues not to exceed two minutes in combined length. Please prepare one contemporary comedic monologue and one dramatic monologue, each from a different modern (written within the last 25 years) published play. Singing actors may prepare a short excerpt (16-32 bars). They should provide sheet music for an accompanist (we will provide a pianist) or be prepared to sing it a cappella (without accompaniment).
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, auditions may be submitted electronically. Please use the Music or Drama Information Request forms to make arrangements. If you have any other questions, please contact the Fine Arts Coordinator, Joshua Estrada.