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Non-Music Majors

Non-Music-Major Talent Awards for Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra OR University Singers

The deadline for non-major talent awards is March 1, 2019. You must upload an audition at Get Acceptd for consideration for a non-music-major talent award.

Non-music-major talent awards are available to all enrolled students regardless of major. Awards are granted based on the student’s artistic potential as heard during an audition and may be based on financial need. Talent award amounts are contingent on the complete financial aid package.

Musicians who sing/play the following instruments are eligible: voice, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, oboe/English horn, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion, piano and harp.

Auditions will consist of the following for instrumentalists:

  • A prepared unaccompanied solo or etude
  • A scale of your choice that is played over the entire range of the instrument
  • Sight reading of orchestral excerpts (only for live auditions)

Auditions will consist of the following for choral singers:

  • A prepared accompanied solo


Requirements for Non-Music-Major Talent Awards for Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra OR University Singers

Students receiving awards must audition for seating placement in Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra or University Singers every year and register each semester for the ensemble for which the award is assigned.

Instrumentalists: Enroll in the appropriate private lessons at Ohio Northern University during your freshman year (fall and spring semesters).

Vocalists: Non-major talent award recipients may take voice lessons, depending on instructor availability. Please contact Kirsten Osbun-Manley at


Non-Music-Major Talent Award Renewal

Talent awards are renewable each year as long as the student is in good academic standing and meets the requirements of the talent award. 


For Marching Band and Symphonic Band

Participation grants are available for Marching Band/Symphonic Band without audition. (Note: Marching Band recipients must enroll in Symphonic Band in the spring semester.) Contact Charles Bates at

Ohio Northern University accepts online auditions for partial consideration for non-majors who wish to audition for talent scholarships. Auditions should be uploaded by March 1, 2019. Click here to upload your audition now.


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