Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship 2020-2021

Applicant Information
Please submit the completed form to be considered for the Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship. 
Early Action Applications for the Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarships (including all supporting materials) are due by November 1, 2020.
Rolling Admission Applications for the Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarships (including all supporting materials) are due by February 1, 2021.
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You may apply for the Jussi Björling Music Scholarship in multiple performance areas (ie. you may submit one application for voice and another application for piano). Separate application forms, auditions/recordings, and résumés must be submitted for each performance area.
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Music Résumé

Please summarize all of your private studies, solo and ensemble experience, and the musical honors you have received in a Music Résumé Word Document.

YouTube Audition

All Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship applicants must audition by emailing a link to an UNLISTED YouTube video recording of their performance. Send this link to ameier@gustavus.edu. Auditions will consist of two contrasting pieces by different composers, totaling not more than ten minutes, that demonstrate expressive and technical skills. Please note the specific instructions below for piano auditions.

Early Action applicants to Gustavus must complete the Bjorling application process and email the audition link before November 1, 2020. 

Rolling Admission applicants for admission to Gustavus must complete the Bjorling application process and email the audition link before February 1, 2021.

-- Contact Alan Meier at ameier@gustavus.edu or 507-933-7682 with questions --

Piano Area Audition Repertoire:

Two pieces displaying contrasting characters and demonstrating technical facility and repertoire include:

  • One contrapuntal piece in two or three voices, preferably by J.S. Bach.
  • One work by Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, such as the first or last movement of a sonata or a set of variations.
  • One composition from the Romantic era.
  • One impressionistic or contemporary composition written since 1900 (not contemporary Christian music or arrangement of movie music, pop music, etc.)
Please indicate if you will be applying for any other merit-based scholarships at Gustavus (separate applications required):
Please indicate if you will be applying for any other merit-based scholarships at Gustavus (separate applications required):
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