Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships are awarded to advanced musicians based upon individual auditions as well as department needs. Music Scholarships cover one year’s tuition for music instruction. Applications for the Class of 2026 are due by November 10, 2021. Students interested in a Music Scholarship must complete the following:

Register & Sit for the Entrance-Scholarship Exam

Villa Maria administers the High School Placement Test (HSPT) as our Entrance-Scholarship Exam. Test dates for the Class of 2026 will take place on Sunday, October 17 & Saturday, October 23. Register here.

Complete the Music Scholarship Application and Pay Audition Fee

Complete the Music Scholarship Application (below) and pay a non‐refundable $25 audition fee no later than November 10, 2021. Please note that no applications will be accepted after this deadline. 

  • Audition Form

    If you play two instruments (voice is considered an instrument), we would like to hear both instruments on the audition day. You will be asked to sight read a piece of music, which will be on an easy level, on each instrument you list below. You should select your audition pieces and scales with the help of a music instructor to show your current level of ability. Complete all sections that pertain to you and your instrument(s).
  • Please complete this section if you are auditioning for VOICE.

    The student will be asked to sing a major scale from a given pitch and will be asked to vocalize so that we may determine her vocal range and voice quality. The student should bring a prepared, memorized solo with a copy of the piano accompaniment. No accompanist required.
  • Please complete this section if you are auditioning for PIANO.

    The student will be asked to play one major scale and one minor scale (please use harmonic form). Scales should be a minimum of 2 octaves hands together. The student will also be asked to play two solo pieces of contrasting styles (please do not use simplified versions). One movement from a Sonata, Sonatina, or Concerto will count as one piece. Solos must be memorized and on an advanced level.
  • Please complete this section if you are auditioning for ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT.

    The student will be asked to play three major scales (minimum of two octaves) and a solo piece (a movement of Concerto or Sonata; NO Orchestra or Ensemble music is accepted). No memorization required. No accompanist required.
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  • Audition Fee

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Submit Letter of Recommendation

Please have your current music instructor send a letter of recommendation to Ms. Leah Kim, Director of Music, at lkim@vmahs.org using the subject line: “Music Scholarship Recommendation: STUDENT NAME”). The letter of recommendation must be received by November 10, 2021.

Attend Audition

Applicants will be required to attend an in-person audition in December (date TBA) in the Marian Center. Audition times will be assigned according to instrument, and Ms. Leah will email you with your audition time. A student guide will be present to assist you, and you will have access to a warm‐up area. The audition is private, and parents are asked to wait in the lobby.

Unfortunately, audition times may not be changed. If you are unable to attend your audition, please call the Music Department at 610‐644‐2551, ext. 1044, as soon as possible.

Please note that all applicants are required to pay a non‐refundable $25 audition fee (as part of the online application).  

Music scholarship auditions will be held in December 2021, and scholarships will be awarded by mid-December 2021. 

Music scholarships are renewable each year based on the following criteria:

  • Student understands and follows the IHM Charism and upholds Villa Maria Academy’s Core Values.
  • Student must participate in at least one or more of Villa Maria’s Music Department Ensemble.
  • Student must communicate effectively and provide exemplary membership to music activities.
  • Student must only take the music lesson at Villa Maria and receive additional help from Sister Dolores once a week.
  • Student must perform at various school events and activities, especially “Carol and Ring” in December.
  • Student must maintain an “A” average in music and remain in good standing academically overall.
  • Student must make music her first priority in the selection of activities and electives.

Other scholarships may be available under special circumstances.

Please contact Ms. Leah Kim at lkim@vmahs.org with any questions you may have regarding music scholarships.