Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships

The Lane Music Program offers 14 scholarships worth a total of over $18,000!

The Niles and MaryAnn Hanson Scholarships ($13,200*)

As many as 11 awards of $1,200. As many as 10 awards come with a season ticket to the Eugene Symphony! *One award made possible by Ron and Janet Bertucci.

Masonic Center Eugene Lodge #11 Ancient Free and Acceptant Masons ($4,000 available)

Two awards of $2,000 available.

John Workman Memorial Jazz Scholarships ($1,200 available)

This award is funded by member of Lane's Jazz Faculty through their concerts, performances and personal contributions. In memory of John Workman (1952-1998) - Jazz Pianist, Composer and Lane Music Faculty Member.

Scholarship Application Requirements

Who may apply:

Outstanding student leaders who are interested in studying music, and who are intending to enroll full time at Lane during the 2014-15 academic year (Fall, Winter and Spring terms).

Application Materials List:

Application
Essay:
  • Write an essay (1-2 pages max) that tells us about you and why you deserve to receive this scholarship. Consider addressing the following:
    • What does music mean to you?
    • Why do you want to study music at Lane?
    • What are your musical/educational goals?
    • How have you demonstrated leadership and enhanced musical experiences for others?
    • What are your personal and musical strengths?
    • Have you had any notable musical accomplishments?
    • Why do you want this scholarship?
Two Letters of Recommendation:

Audition (10-15 minutes max):

  • All applicants are required to demonstrate their skill by performing an audition.
    • This audition may be live, or it may be recorded on video and submitted along with the other application materials.
  • Live Auditions
    • Dates: May 31st and June 2nd.
    • Live Audition Schedule
    • Applicants will be notified of their audition time via email.
    • An audition schedule will be posted on this website by Saturday, May 24th.
  • Video Auditions
    • Applicants may choose to submit video recordings of their audition if they are unable to perform a live audition.
    • Video auditions may be sent with other application materials on a DVD, or they may be sent electronically as a video file, or a YouTube link.
  • Audition Requirements
    • The audition requirements vary depending on your emphasis (i.e. trumpet, voice, digital composition, etc.)
  • See the comprehensive list at the bottom of this web page to find the specific requirements for your audition.
  • Dress appropriately (no jeans, athletic shoes, or T-shirts).
  • Introduce yourself by name, instrument & current school (e.g: Hello, my name is Gustav Holst & I am auditioning on Trombone. I currently attend Phoenix High School in Phoenix Arizona).
  • Students performing outstanding auditions in multiple areas (e.g. jazz & brass) may be given preference

Miscellaneous

  • Scholarship awards will be applied to the recipient's Lane account at the beginning of Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.
    • 1/3rd of the scholarship will be awarded Fall term
    • Award of subsequent portions (Winter and Spring terms) will be subject to a review of the student's work.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate leadership, integrity, academic and musical excellence.
  • A review of a student's work to determine whether they may retain their scholarship for Winter and Spring terms will include criteria such as:
    • GPA/academic performance
    • Service/leadership/contribution/performance
    • Attendance and commitment

Application and audition process:

- Application deadline: May 15, 2014*. Download Scholarship Application
Mail to: Paul Krueger, Music - Scholarship Committee, Lane Community College, Performing Arts, 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene Oregon 97405
*All materials must be postmarked by May 15th, 2014.

Scholarship Audition Requirements

Audition Requirements:

Applicants may audition in any of the categories listed below. You may record your audition on
video and submit it on a DVD, or you may post your video to YouTube and share the link via
email. Applicants are encouraged to submit auditions in multiple categories if applicable. For
jazz applicants - the necessary Aebersold play-along tracks are posted for download at the
bottom of this webpage.

  • Jazz - Trumpet, Saxophone or Trombone
    • If possible, perform with a live rhythm section or play-along track
      • "Now's the Time" OR "Billie's Bounce" by Charlie Parker (melody, 2 choruses improvised solo)
      • "Little Sunflower" by Freddie Hubbard (melody, 1 chorus improvised solo)
      • Jazz standard of your choice OR prepared piece/etude of your choice
    • Chromatic scale over the full range of your instrument
    • Bb major & E harmonic minor scales
  • Jazz - Guitar or Piano
    • If possible, perform with a live rhythm section or play-along track
      • "Now's the Time" OR "Billie's Bounce" (melody, 1 chorus comping 2 chorus improvised solo)
      • "Little Sunflower" (melody, 1 chorus comping, 1 chorus improvised solo)
      • Jazz standard of your choice OR prepared piece/etude of your choice
    • 2 octave chromatic scale
    • Bb major & E harmonic minor scales
  • Jazz - Bass
    • If possible, perform with a live rhythm section or play-along track
      • "Now's the Time" OR "Billie's Bounce" by Charlie Parker (melody, 1 chorus walking, 2 choruses improvised solo)
      • "Blue Bossa" by Kenny Dorham (melody, 1 chorus playing time, 1 chorus improvised solo)
      • Jazz standard of your choice OR prepared piece/etude of your choice
    • 2 octave chromatic scale
    • Bb major & E harmonic minor scales
  • Jazz - Drums
    • Demonstrate swing feel at ♩= 132
    • Demonstrate swing feel at given tempo♩= 260
    • Demonstrate brushes swing feel at ♩= 160
    • Demonstrate bossa feel at ♩= 160
    • Demonstrate rock/funk groove of your choice
    • Demonstrate a groove of your choice, or perform a transcription of your choice
    • Perform drums set-ups etude
  • Brass and Woodwinds
    • Solo Repertoire (with accompaniment, if possible)
    • Chromatic scale over the full range of your instrument
    • Bb major & E harmonic minor

     -OR-

    • Two etudes in contrasting styles
    • Chromatic scale over the full range of your instrument
    • Bb major & E harmonic minor
  • Percussion
    • Two contrasting solo pieces or etudes on any of the two following instruments: snare drum, mallet percussion, or timpani
      • For example: one snare drum etude and one marimba solo piece.
    • Demonstrate a long snare drum roll from pianissimo to fortissimo back to pianissimo over a 30 second period
    • Bb major & E harmonic minor on mallet percussion
  • Composition
    • Submit transposed scores and recordings of two or three original compositions or arrangements
      • Try to show a variety of works/styles
    • All materials may be submitted through the mail or electronically
    • Music Composition applicants are also encouraged to submit audition on voice or instrument when possible, and to attend the live audition dates to interview with the faculty, even if they are not planning to audition.
  • Music Technology
    • Submit one to three original tracks
      • Try to show a variety of works/styles
    • May be submitted via: link to SoundCloud, YouTube, or personal website (no ftp)
    • Music Technology applicants are also encouraged to submit audition on voice or instrument when possible, and to attend the live audition dates to interview with the faculty, even if they are not planning to audition.
  • Strings
    • Two solo pieces or etudes in contrasting styles
    • 2 octave chromatic scale
    • Bb major & E harmonic minor scales
  • Voice
    • 2 piece for solo voice in contrasting styles (one piece must be classical). For example, you might perform two contrasting classical pieces, or a classical piece and a jazz piece, or a classical piece and a selection from musical theater.
  • Piano
    • 4-octave major and minor scales & arpeggios (Bb major and F# harmonic minor)
    • 2 works for solo piano in contrasting styles, memorized or with music

Links to Music and Music .pdf files