Music Achievement Awards are available for both music majors and non-music majors. Awards are given in various increments of credit hour waivers. Award winners must be full-time students, be in at least two ensembles each semester, and be willing to monitor our Music Lab on a weekly basis. Maintaining a 3.0 in all music courses and a 2.4 overall grade point average is also required to retain the award.
All awards require a completed application, one letter of reference from a music teacher/mentor, and an on-site audition. Interested students must first complete an Music Achievement Award Application and send it back to Mr. Jon Palomaki as soon as possible. Applications can either be sent by e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or be sent by U.S. mail to: Mr. Jon Palomaki, Professor of Music, Black Hawk College, 6600 34th Avenue Moline, IL 61265.
Auditions take place three times during the academic year for the upcoming fall semester: mid-March, mid-May, and mid-July. Other special auditions can be arranged at the music faculty’s discretion. Once an application is received, someone will contact you regarding a specific audition date and time.
Once an audition date and time are set up, the student is responsible for selecting the audition pieces. Pieces should be selected which showcase the best abilities of the performer in terms of range, tone, expression, and technical ability. Consideration should also be taken in presenting contrasting styles of music and/or foreign languages where appropriate. Auditioning on more than one instrument and/or voice is possible keeping in mind that the cumulative amount of music presented should be 4-6 minutes in length. We may also ask you to sight read or perform scales, arpeggios, and other technical exercises at our discretion. For the audition, students will need to provide their own accompanist, if needed, or they may perform without accompaniment.
Last updated 9/16/2015