Register NOW for the 4th Annual High School Voice and Piano Scholarship Competitions for your opportunity to win $48,000 in scholarships to Georgetown College!  Vocalists Click here.  Pianists click here.

Music scholarships are potentially available to any Georgetown College student, regardless of major.
To facilitate the awarding process, students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as soon as possible. For further information, please call our Office of Student Financial Planning at 1-800-788-9985.

Please note that the February 18, 2012 audition date is a scholarship competition for prospective voice majors or prospective piano majors only.  All other dates are for anyone:  prospective majors, minors or electives. 

Are you planning on majoring in voice or piano in college and interested in really BIG scholarships?  Enter the 4th Annual Georgetown College High School Voice Competition or the 4th Annual Georgetown College High School Piano Competition!  

When & Where: In the John Hill Chapel on the campus of Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky: February 18, 2012.

Who is Eligible: High school seniors who plan to major in vocal or keyboard music at Georgetown College.

1st Place: minimum of $12,000 per year for 4 years at Georgetown, total of $48,000*
2nd Place: minimum of $8,000 per year for 4 years at Georgetown, total of $32,000*
3rd Place (Voice Only): minimum of $6,000 per year for 4 years at Georgetown, total of $24,000*
Honorable Mention Scholarship Awards: vary, at the judges’ discretion*

Every competitor will receive $250 per year for four years at Georgetown College.

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Competitors in each competition will perform that afternoon on the Winner’s Recital.  One or more Honorable Mention Competitors may also be invited to perform on the Winner’s Recital.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2012.

For more information on the Vocal Competition, click here.

For more information on the Piano Competition, click here.   

* Scholarship awards are only for study at Georgetown College, may not be transferred, and are dependent upon the following criteria: 1) Acceptance to Georgetown College; 2) The student must declare and maintain a music major and a minimum GPA of 2.8; 3) The student must meet any other music department requirements regarding participation and academics; 4) This scholarship in combination with any other college awards you receive (including but not limited to academic scholarships) may not exceed $22,000 per year.


Audition Dates for Fall 2012 Admission

  • Saturday, November 19, 2011:  All voices.  All instruments.

  • Friday, February 17, 2012:  All voices.

  • Saturday, February 18, 2012:  Vocal & Piano Competition.  (No non-competition vocalists or pianists.)  Wind, string & percussion instruments.

  • Saturday, March 3, 2012:  All voices.  All instruments.

Individual appointments are available in the event of conflicts.

Step 1: Complete college application prior to February 1, 2012
Step 2: Sign up to audition on one of the four official dates above.
Step 3: Collect $250 per year (Audition Grant) in addition to other scholarships or awards for which you may be eligible


Schedule an Audition

To schedule an audition, please call Dr. Heather Hunnicutt at 502-863-8056, or you may reach her at   

To request information regarding applying to Georgetown College, please contact our Admissions Office at 1-800-788-9985.

Audition by recording (CD/DVD, etc.) is possible for students who reside a significant distance from campus, however, a live audition must be completed at Georgetown College during the registration period prior to the start of classes in the fall.

If you will need an accompanist, please let us know when you schedule your audition.  Thank you!

Driving Directions

Campus Map highlighting Nunnelley Music Hall


Audition Guidelines

The following audition guidelines are for music majors, minors, and electives who wish to be considered for ensemble scholarships:

All students should provide:

  • High School Grade Point Average (GPA);
  • ACT score--click here for SAT to ACT conversion chart (GC uses only the Critical Reading and Math scores, i.e., the chart on the left of page one);
  • Completed music audition application form (sent when the audition is scheduled).

Music Theory Assessment

Incoming students choosing to major or minor in music will be asked to complete a written Music Theory Assessment on their scheduled audition date--takes 10-20 minutes. Students who score below 60 will be advised to register for MUS 110 Fundamentals of Music their first semester at GC.  Students who score 60 or better may proceed with registering for the four-semester music theory sequence, beginning with MUS 111 Basic Musicianship.  Students have the option of retaking the Music Theory Assessment before classes begin in the fall.  If they subsequently score 60 or better, they may bypass the MUS 110 course and register for MUS 111.


  • Prepared solo;
  • Chromatic scale covering the entire range of the instrument;
  • Selected major scales/arpeggios;
  • Sight reading material.


  • Prospective majors: prepare two memorized, contrasting pieces; one must be in a foreign language.
  • Prospective minors and electives:  prepare one memorized vocal selection and vocalize for the music faculty.


  • Two solo works originally written for piano. The two pieces should represent two different composers of different stylistic periods (i.e., Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic or Modern). A movement or individual piece from a larger work may be considered as one piece.
  • Sight reading.
  • Repertoire list (i.e., a list of pieces you have studied).