New Student Orientation

Letter from Scripps Music Department

Dear prospective music student,

Welcome to Scripps College and the Scripps Music Department, serving the students across the Claremont Consortium!

Please stop by to explore music making with us as soon as you arrive in Claremont:

We invite those of you who are interested in voice, piano, violin and chamber music lessons to drop by the Scripps Performing Arts Center (PAC), 241 E. 10th St., in order to sign-up for an audition time as soon as you arrive on campus in the fall.

Music is an integral part of the liberal arts curriculum that combines the intellectual with the profound personal satisfactions unique to our field. Applied lessons in any instrument are valued as one-half academic course credit (1/2 hour lesson per week) at Scripps. We also offer a wide range of credit-bearing courses in musicology, ethnomusicology, music history and music theory that provide valuable context for your music making.

We invite you to please tell us of your interests in Scripps College Music and Joint Music Program offerings before arriving on campus by completing this survey:

Audition Schedule Fall 2016

VOICE (MUS 89, 170) PAC studio 140

Tuesday Aug. 30        1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday Aug. 31     10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Thursday Sept. 1      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Friday Sept. 2            9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PIANO/KEYBOARD (MUS 85, 171) PAC studio 138

Tuesday Aug. 30        10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday Aug. 31     1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thursday Sept. 1        12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Friday Sept. 2           10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CHAMBER MUSIC (MUS 172), VIOLIN (MUS 177) PAC studio 209

An audition for orchestra will serve as an audition for chamber music and/or violin lessons as well.

N.B. Students in the violin studio are required to participate in an ensemble; therefore separate violin audition times are not scheduled. Your orchestra or chamber music audition will suffice.

Chamber music only: Students wishing to audition for chamber music only should sign up for a slot specified for only that purpose.

On behalf of our music faculty, I congratulate you upon your acceptance at the Claremont Colleges, and welcome you to Scripps Music!

Anne Harley
Chair of Scripps Music