Chavez Vocal Scholarship

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Chavez Vocal Scholarship Criteria

St. Pius X High School offers this scholarship to students who show exceptional talent and promise in the area of vocal performance. This award is open to students in grades 9-12, and students may reapply for up to four years. 
  1. The student must submit a resume of vocal experience, e.g. choir membership, recitals, musical theater, church music participation, music camps.
  2. The student should be prepared to perform a solo of worthwhile educational value, selected by the student and music instructor to display range, quality of tone, technical ability, and artistry.
    1. It is recommended that the solo be of classical nature or a hymn tune. Long solos, lengthy piano introductions and popular music should be avoided.
    2. All music must be memorized for the audition.
    3. This audition will be judged by St. Pius performing arts faculty and at least one music faculty member from another educational institution.
    4. An accompanist will be provided and the student must bring two copies of the music score.
  3. A letter of recommendation from the student’s private vocal instructor, parish/church choir director, community choir director, must accompany the application.
  4. Enrollment and participation in the St. Pius X High School Liturgical Choir for the entire school year. This includes all masses and rehearsals
  5. Enrollment and participation in Concert Choir, Women’s Choir or Bel Canto Mixed Choir for the entire school year as designated by the director
  6. Participation in every required choral event, workshop, rehearsal, concert, contest, festival and trip.
  7. You will be a section leader within your assigned voice part.  Section leader responsibilities will be given out the first week of classes and vary from year to year depending on the choir you are a part of.
  8. Register and participate in the District Solo and Ensemble Festival as selected by the director.
  9. Audition for and participate if selected to be a part of  the NMMEA All-State Choirs.
  10. Maintain a 2.8  grade point average, maintain a satisfactory academic record and in good disciplinary standing and a  3.0 in all music classes.
  11. As a scholarship recipient you may be asked  to sing for other school sponsored events (National Anthem, Black and White Gala, Mardi Gras Gala, Christmas Craft Fair, and for various community and school scholarship, sporting and philanthropic events).
  12. These performances will be scheduled well in advance and while they will not be a  graded activity, these performances will be an understood part of your scholarship.
We look forward to hearing from you as you start your musical journey at St. Pius Catholic High School!
To register for an audition time, or for questions and further information, please email Clarissa Clark at [email protected]