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Audition Information

Due to COVID-19 precautions, music admissions and scholarship auditions for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 will not be conducted in person on the CCU campus. Instead, prospective students should prepare to submit recorded audition materials or YouTube audition links via the Audition Registration. The audition recordings should be prepared based on the Audition Requirements, which varies by instrument. In some areas, a follow-up interview and/or virtual lesson appointment may be required to complete the audition process. If a follow-up is needed, you will be contacted by the department of music for scheduling. Please contact Dr. Jesse Willis, CCU Department of Music Audition Coordinator, at, 843-349-2776.  

The deadline for submitting audition videos to the CCU Department of Music is May 1, 2021. All students seeking admission to the department of music must have their video submitted by that date. 

The Department of Music Scholarship Priority Deadline is March 1, 2021. To have the best opportunity to be considered for Music Department scholarships, students must have their video submitted by that date. Students submitting videos between March 1 and April 1 will still be considered for admission to the music department and may be eligible for music department scholarships but will be placed on a scholarship consideration wait list.

If you did not list music as your desired major in your CCU Application, but wish to complete an audition for music scholarship review, please contact Dr. Jesse Willis. If you are already a student at CCU and wish to audition, please contact Dr. Willis.

Available Scholarships and Awards

  • Visual and Performing Arts Merit-Based Award (audition required)
  • Visual and Performing Arts Transfer Award (audition required)
  • Chanticleer Band Program Award (all majors eligibile - audition required)
  • Music Performance Award (audition required)

If you have questions about CCU Music Admission, music auditions or the registration form, please contact Jesse Willis at 843-349-2776 or email