Recruiting, Auditions, Scholarships
Audition Day 2012 – Saturday, February 4
Our big recruiting event is on Saturday, February 4, and all faculty are expected to be present. The Mosaic Concert on the Friday night before Audition Day features "the best of the school of music," primarily music students.
Recruitment and the NASM Code of Ethics
As a fully accredited member of NASM, the LHSOM subscribes to a Code of Ethics regarding the practice of recruiting. All faculty members should take care to present themselves professionally and courteously when talking with the public. Speak respectfully of other institutions and their music programs. Refrain from negative comments of any kind regarding students, faculty, staff, degree programs or any other aspect of another college or university. No attempt should be made to recruit a student away from another institution.
The national signing day for music scholarships is May 1. Any offer of financial assistance after that deadline must be preceded by an inquiry as to whether the student has already accepted an offer of scholarship from another school. In fact, a student should not be allowed to audition after May 1 if another scholarship offer has been accepted. Any offer made to a student prior to May 1 shall be considered nonbinding to the student. It is ethical and reasonable to tell a student that a scholarship offer comes with a deadline for acceptance. However the student may accept multiple offers prior to May 1, and it is unethical to tell a student otherwise.
Auditions are coordinated by Jillian Tierney and Susan Hess. It is extremely important that faculty notify Jillian if they have auditioned a student, so that a follow-up letter is sent and that the student is considered for financial aid. Faculty must complete the Faculty Response for
Undergraduate Audition form for each student who auditions. The deadline for priority consideration for scholarships and admission is February 25, 2012.
LHSOM will no longer be advertising auditions during the following festivals, but you should be aware of these dates when prospective students might be in town:
- Future Vandal Game Day
September 24, 2011
- Band Day and Homecoming Parade
October 8, 2011
- High School Band Festival
January 21, 2012
- High School String Festival
February 10-11, 2012
- Vocal Solo Day
February 18, 2012
- Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival
February 22 - 25, 2012
(NO CLASSES ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY!)
LHSOM has a scholarship committee comprised of representatives from each area. All music students who wish to be considered for a new or renewed scholarship need to turn in a Scholarship Form (available on the web) during finals week of the fall semester. New students are considered for scholarships based on the recommendation by the studio iinstructor. In early spring, faculty receive information from Ferenc Cseszko, scholarship coordinator, and make recommendations to the committee regarding awards for both new and returning students. Faculty may not under any conditions make a scholarship offer to a student. The offer must come from Student Financial Aid Services.