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2020 Louis Gonda Scholarship Auditions

Utica Community Schools - Louis Gonda Scholarship Information 2020

  1. Auditions will take place at Stevenson High School on Wednesday, February 12th, from 3:30pm-5:30pm. First come, first served
  1. There will be a $4.00 audition fee payable at the audition
  1. Each audition will have a 3-minute time limit; students will play in the order which they arrive. Please pick and choose YOUR BEST section in your solo if it is over 3 minutes
  1. Eligibility:
    • a. Instrumental Music Student’s grades 9-11 are eligible, see section C below
    • b. Students must continue playing their instrument in the UCS district next year and enrolled in BAND.
    • c. Students must have received a 1st Division rating on their solo at the 2020 High School Solo and Ensemble Festival, and must be CURRENTLY enrolled in an Instrumental Music class and for all of 2020-2021 ENTIRE school year.
    • d. Previous Gonda scholarship winners are not eligible to audition for the Gonda Scholarship or win again.
  1. Piano solos are not eligible for the Gonda Scholarship
  1. You may perform with or without accompaniment, however, please keep in mind that your performance will be enhanced using an accompanist
  1. Scholarships can be used for summer music camps, marching band camps, or private lessons
  1. The recipients of the scholarships will be notified the next school day by their directors
  1. Parents, friends, family members, etc. are not allowed in the audition room
  1. A 2020 Gonda Scholarship Letter of Intention must be completed and submitted upon the student's arrival for the audition. Download the letter by clicking below (paper versions will also be available at Stevenson HS):

2020 Louis Gonda Scholarship & Letter of Intention


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