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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Scholarship Information

Vocal and Choral Scholarship Opportunities

1. Students interested in majoring in vocal music performance or choral music education should audition for a scholarship on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Check the Department of Music website and send in your audition form before March 6, 2015.

2. Students interested in singing in the choirs and receiving a Choral Grant should contact Dr. Dale Miller and schedule an audition prior to March 6.

3. All choral students must audition for the choir or choirs of their choice on the first class day of the Fall semester. See Dr. Miller in the office listed below.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

DR. DALE MILLER , DIRECTOR OF CHORAL ACTIVITIES

Fine Arts Building rm. 143

870-972-2094 OR 870-972-3841

rdmiller@astate.edu 

VOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Auditions are open to students who plan to be voice majors (either vocal performance or vocal music education). Scholarships will range from $1,200 to a maximum award of $3,300 per semester. Selection of recipients will be by audition-only before the Arkansas State University voice faculty with criteria based on vocal potential, musicianship and scholarship.

Audition

Students wishing to audition for voice scholarships (music majors) should prepare two contrasting solos. At least one song should be from the classical repertoire, and one of the selections may be from musical theatre repertoire.

All auditions must utilize piano accompaniment. No recorded accompaniments will be accepted. If a pianist is needed, one will be provided by Arkansas State University if copies of music selections are sent with the application or one week prior to audition. Those using an ASU accompanist will be assigned a rehearsal time upon receipt of application.

Application

Students wishing to audition must complete the application form, enclose teacher recommendation, and return no later than March 6, 2015. Click here for application form.

CHORAL GRANTS

For Non-Music Majors

Auditions are open to students who do not plan to major in vocal music who would like to sing in the ASU choirs beginning in the Fall of 2015. Choral Grants will equal $800 per semester and may be renewed up to a total of 8 semesters. Selection of recipients will be by audition-only before the Arkansas State University Director of Choral Activities with criteria based on vocal potential, musicianship and scholarship.

Students wishing to audition for a Choral Grant should prepare one song. It may be a solo from the classical or musical theatre repertoire, an all-region piece, or church solo. Recorded accompaniments and a cappella auditions will be accepted. If a pianist is needed, you must provide your own. Students wishing to audition should request their choir director, voice teacher, or church music leader to submit a letter or email of recommendation on their behalf.

Auditions and Application

Grant auditions are held Monday through Thursday at 11:00 a.m. by appointment only.  Students wishing to audition must CALL OR EMAIL DR. MILLER FOR AN APPOINTMENT, complete and return the Choral Grant application form, enclose teacher recommendation, and return no later than March 6, 2015.