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Performing Arts Scholarship Day

Friday, May 5, 2017
Starting at 8:30 am

Performing Arts Scholarship Day is an opportunity for students to compete for renewable scholarships in Performing Arts.

Please click here to download an application packet.

Application Procedure

In order to apply for a Performing Arts scholarship at Wallace Community College, it is necessary to complete:

1. Admissions Process 
a. Complete and submit application for admission to Wallace at least 2 weeks prior to audition.

b. Complete and submit FAFSA prior to audition.
i. Financial Aid Application (FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
1. www.fafsa.ed.gov
2. List Wallace Community College as your college of choice. The college code is 001018.
3. Complete Performing Arts Scholarship Day Reservation Form and mail by the due date.
c. Submit an official high school transcript to the college.

2. Application Packet
a. Completed Theatre or Music scholarship application

b. A resume listing all theatrical and/or music activities and accomplishments
i. Please include a headshot with your resume (attach in designated space on form)

c. An official or unofficial high school transcript or GED certificate

d. Three Letters of Recommendation (if not already submitted through Admissions)

3. Audition Process on May 5, 2017
a. Theatre
i. Prepare two contrasting monologues, each one minute or less.
ii. For more information, contact Savannah Granberry at (334) 983-3521, ext. 2314 or sgranberry@wallace.edu.

b. Music
i. Singers are expected to sing one a cappella song from memory no longer than 60 seconds.
1. Singers will also be asked to sing in an ensemble. More information will be provided at the audition.
2. Singers should contact Dr. Karl Paoletti at (334) 556-2277 or kpaoletti@wallace.edu with any questions.

ii. Pianists are expected to play two contrasting pieces from memory.
1. The Elizabeth S. Cunningham scholarship requires proof of minimal financial need; thus it is imperative that each student fill out the FAFSA prior to his/her audition.
2. Pianists should contact Rosemary Hunter to schedule your audition at (334) 556-2458 or rhunter@wallace.edu

iii. Instrumentalists should play two pieces or etudes in contrasting styles of no more than five minutes in length each.
1. Also, be prepared to play scales in major and minor keys as well as arpeggios/warm up exercises. 2. Bring copies of scores for audition. 3. Instrumentalists should contact Dr. Andrew Stroud at (334) 556-2619 or astroud@wallace.edu with any questions.

Qualification for and Maintenance of Scholarships

Performing Arts Scholarships will be renewed based on the following criteria:

1. The student will maintain at least a cumulative 2.5 grade point average while enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits each semester.

2. The student will maintain an exemplary record of rehearsal attendance and will demonstrate leadership in the department.

3. The student will demonstrate good campus citizenship.

4. The student will satisfactorily participate in activities of their respective department while receiving the scholarship.

5. Students receiving Wallace Sound scholarships are required to take private voice or class and music fundamentals. Students receiving Theatre scholarships are required to take theatre workshop and acting courses.