Remote learning to continue through Spring 2021
Please visit the Department of Music page to learn more about music studies at Whittier College.
Talent scholarships are renewable for up to four years of continuous study at Whittier College provided that the recipient meets the following requirements:
The Talent Scholarship is based on a separate online application process from the Whittier College application. We will match your Talent Scholarship application with your Whittier College record using your email address, so you and your instructor must both input the same email address you used in your Common Application.
It is preferred that incoming first-year students entering Whittier in the fall semester audition in person. You may be accompanied by one live musician. Taped accompaniments are strongly discouraged. The Music Department cannot provide an accompanist or accommodate live auditions on alternate dates. Students who are unable to attend the live audition must submit a YouTube audition.
Students should prepare two contrasting pieces. It is strongly preferred that one of these pieces be from the standard classical repertoire in your instrument or voice. Please consult with your music instructor to identify and prepare appropriate audition material.
Students unable to schedule a live audition must submit a video recording on YouTube. There are no live auditions for transfer students or spring semester applicants. Instead, please submit a YouTube audition. To submit your video audition, you will copy its link into your application form. Therefore, you must be prepared to submit this video by the application date, not the live audition date.
Videos of live public performances or group performances will not be accepted. Treat this exactly as you would a live audition, performing solo or with one accompanist in a private room as though you were performing in front of the audition committee.
To ensure that students are eligible for Talent Scholarship consideration, it is recommended that students submit Talent Scholarship applications early so all documents are completed by the posted deadlines.
If you have any questions or concerns, please review the Talent Scholarship FAQ.