The Enterprise State Community College Fine Arts Division held its auditions for the Fine Arts Scholarship on March 14 and 15.
With over 30 applicants this year it is the biggest applicant pool that ESCC has ever had.
“People are wanting to be a part of our program,” said ESCC Fine Arts Division Chair Ken Thomas. “We have a good product here, we have good instruction, we have great instructors so the word is getting out about what we’re doing here at ESCC and students are wanting to be of our program.”
As part of the audition, students sang, danced or played instruments for Thomas, ESCC Vocal Instructor Erin Smith and ESCC Director of Band August A. Gallaher.
“We look for a lot of different things such as their ability to learn, we check if they can hear the pitches, we check their singing voice and range,” Thomas said. “Mr. Gallaher listens to their town quality and how they play the scales so there are a lot of different elements that we look for.”
Thomas said that he and the other instructors will be reviewing all the auditions after spring break to try and send out award letters by mid April.
The scholarship is available for all of those students interested in participating in the ESCC concert band, ESCC concert choir, Entertainers Show Choir, theater and visual arts.
Students who are awarded the scholarship must take a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA to continue receiving the benefits of the scholarship.