Scholarships and Application


$1000 scholarships

  • E. F. K. Music Scholarships
  • Gustavo Romero Music Scholarships
  • Shellist Memorial Music Scholarship


To provide merit-based scholarships to incoming students at San Diego Mesa College who desire to sing with the San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble or play jazz with the San Diego Mesa College Concert Jazz Band


  • New student to San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble or San Diego Mesa College Concert Jazz Band.
  • Grade Point Average of 2.6 or better.
  • Previous experience in a performing ensemble.
  • Enrolled for 12 or more units at San Diego Mesa College.
  • Enroll in the San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble or San Diego Mesa College Concert Jazz Band for both semesters of the school year.
  • Complete and submit the required application and supporting materials in accordance with the established process and criteria.
  • Two letters of recommendation including one from your ensemble teacher. (See "Application Procedures" below).
  • "Live audition" - Tuesday, August 6.

Note: Preference will be given to declared Music Majors. (Students enrolling in Theory, Ear-training and the Applied Music Program)

Audition Procedures: (Audition times will be arranged after application is complete. See below.)

  • Please prepare a 2-3 minute solo that demonstrates your current skill level. An accompanist will be provided or you can bring your own.
  • Vocalists will be asked to demonstrate their sight-reading skills and pitch-matching skills.
  • Instrumentalists, please prepare to play major and minor scales and arpeggios in keys up to four sharps and flats in at least one octave. If you know any modal and blues scales, please be prepared to demonstrate.
  • Instrumentalists, please prepare to improvise over simple, common (Bb, F, and C) blues.
  • There will be a short "Theory knowledge" sheet that we will ask you to complete.

Application Procedures:

  • Fill out and submit the application below
  • Recommendation letters can be sent by email. Give your two references the following email address:
  • Be certain to email Dr. Richard Chagnon immediately after completing the application. You will then be contacted to arrange an audition time.
  • If you have questions, email: Dr. Richard Chagnon -

Please complete the application and press submit. Then email Dr. Chagnon: to inform him that you have applied.


Instruments you play/No. of yrs. played/No. of yrs. private study (Max 1000 Characters)

List all singing or playing experience: (Max 1000 Characters)

Press "Submit" below. Now Email Dr. Chagnon: immediately to inform him that you have applied. We will not know that you have applied unless you email Dr. Chagnon. Ask your two references to email their letters of recommendation to