HS Seniors: Leath Scholarship audition process changing
Students who will be freshman at Purdue University in the fall of 2005 are eligible to compete for $1,000 Leath Memorial Scholarships in February 2005. Sign-up is already underway. This year, the audition process has undergone significant changes so please take note.
Purdue University has restructured its method of awarding financial aid, now requiring that all awards be made by March 1. Because of these changes, we have been forced to revise the Leath Scholarship audition process. In past years you may remember we have held two separate audition weekends-one in February and one in March. This year, auditions for the 2005-06 school year will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 ONLY. Students will be notified of the results of the auditions by March 1.
Audition requirements remain the same- a portion of a Group I-ISSMA solo, two scales of the performer’s choice, and sight reading.
To be eligible, students must be entering their first year at Purdue the fall following the audition, must be an undergraduate student, must be a resident of Indiana planning to participate as a member of a Purdue Band ensemble, and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50.
Leath Memorial Scholarships were established in 1988 by the late Wilbur T. Leath, band alumnus of the Class of 1928, to provide musical scholarships for residents of Indiana who are attending Purdue University and are participating as an instrumentalist in any of the ensembles within the Department of University Bands. The awards are in the amount of $1,000 for the freshman year. Twelve to fifteen awards are given annually with incoming freshman students auditioning during their senior year in high school.Application deadline is January 15, 2005. Audition slots will be filled on a first-come basis. An application information can be downloaded here (Application deadline has passed). For further information, contact Professor Jay Gephart at firstname.lastname@example.org or (765) 494-7886.