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La Crosse Symphony Orchestra String Scholarship Auditions

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Audition/Judge's Review Date: Saturday, May 28, 2021
Time/Location: Judges will review applications and YouTube videos in a closed session
Announcement: String Scholarship Winners Informed by June 11, 2021

AUDITION INFORMATION

  • Past Scholarship recipients are welcome to apply if it has been one or more years since last receiving the LSO Scholarship
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a public or private school in the greater La Crosse Geographic area. Home schools or homeschooled students are encouraged to audition
  • Scholarship funds are available to young violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists.
  • The audition will be a YouTube video of the needed elements for your application (requirements listed below) with the link shared in an email to [email protected]
  • The online application below must also be filled out and submitted.
  • Awarding will be based on musicianship, interpretation, tone, rhythmic accuracy, intonation, technique, and the written paragraph and financial need

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra String Scholarship

  • $300 towards private lessons with a La Crosse Symphony Orchestra Musician, which is equivalent to half of the tuition for ten 60-minute lessons per semester – the student/parent is responsible for the other half.
  • The Boys and Girls Club scholarship is a full $600 scholarship (only a student enrolled in lessons at BGC can apply for this scholarship).
  • 50% tuition scholarship to participate in one of the La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestra’s performing groups for the 2020-2021 Season if you are accepted from the audition.
  • 2 Complimentary full season tickets to the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

Directions for creating and submitting your audition video due by Midnight on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021:

In your video: (no cropping or editing of the video)

  1. State your applicant number(the number next to your name in the list below) and your instrument. (Do NOT state your name or instructors name in the video) – You will receive your applicant number in an email once you have submitted the online application.
  2. Tell the name and composer of the piece you will be playing. (This should be a prepared work that best demonstrates your technique and musical interpretation skills.)
  3. Play the full piece to the best of your ability.
  4. For those in grades 6 and higher, play 2 scales of your choice.
  5. Note: there will be no sight-reading for this audition.

Note: Awarding will be based on musicianship, interpretation, tone, rhythmic accuracy, intonation, technique, and the written paragraph and financial need.

Details for creating a quality video:

  1. Be sure the music stand does not block the view of the playing.
  2. The body position should be visible in the video, but should also fill the screen. (not too far and not too close)
  3. Be sure the camera is in focus before filming. To do this, tap the image of the applicant on the screen and the camera will focus on that person.

Once your video is complete, upload your video to YouTube, directions below.

  1. Log in to your YouTube account.
  2. Click on the video icon at the top right-hand side of the window, which can be found next to your user icon, messages, apps, and notifications.
  3. Click ‘Upload Video.’
  4. Then, press ‘select files to upload’ to find the video file saved on your computer. Or, you can drag and drop it into the window.
  5. Title the video: Applicant # SS2021. (Your applicant number will be emailed to you once you have filled out and submitted the online application.
  1. Choose the privacy settings on your video as “unlisted”.
  2. Title the video: Applicant # SS2021. (Your applicant number will be emailed to you once you have filled out and submitted the online application.
  3. Copy the link of the video (which will appear below the video on YouTube once it is uploaded).
  4. Email that link to this email: [email protected]. In the subject line write Applicant # SS2021 (same as your video title). [ex. If your applicant number is 3, then the video title and email subject line would read: Applicant 3 SS2021]
  5. To attach a youtube link to the email, in the email, click on the link image (looks like a chain link) at the bottom of your email bar (it is usually next to the paperclip). Then paste the copied Website URL YouTube link into the box that is labeled: To what URL should this link go? You should click the "test this link" button and it will pop up on another screen to show where your link will take us. If that works, you are all set!

String Scholarship Application

String Scholarship Form