Instrumental Ensemble Scholarships

The Division of Music offers opportunities for ensemble participation to students of all academic majors at Samford.  Please click here for descriptions, contact information for directors, and additional information regarding ensembles.

Students pursuing an academic major other than music can compete for an Instrumental Ensemble Scholarship by completing an application form and audition.  (Music majors should complete a separate audition/interview process using the forms and guidelines available here.)

Instrumental Ensemble Scholarships are available for qualified students through an audition in strings, winds, brass, or percussion.  If selected to receive an Instrumental Ensemble Scholarship, string students will participate in Orchestra during the fall and spring semesters; wind, brass, and percussion students will participate in Marching Band during the fall semester and a concert ensemble as assigned by the instrumental area faculty during the spring semester.  Students receiving an Instrumental Ensemble Scholarship will receive $1,200 per academic year.

Priority scholarship consideration for students planning to enroll in fall 2014 will be given to students who submit the online application form and complete an audition by video or in person by December 31, 2013.  (Please note that the deadline has been extended for this year from December 15 to allow a few more days to apply.)

Students with questions about the Instrumental Ensemble Scholarship form and audition process should contact Arts Recruiter Bonnie Wootan ( or 205-726-4524).

Prepare the first or last movement of any standard concerto or any movement from Bach's sonatas or partitas.

Winds and Brass:
Prepare the Samford Fight Song for your instrument, plus one additional piece that demonstrates your highest musical achievement.

 Samford Fight Song
 Alto saxophone
 Tenor saxophone

 Percussion audition excerpts
Prepare the snare part on the attached excerpts, plus one snare solo that is the equivalent of a medium difficulty level from the Rudimental Cookbook.
Contact Dr. Grant Dalton ( or 205-726-2488) if you have questions regarding percussion requirements.