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The Singing Bears Vocal Scholarship
The Singing Bears Vocal Scholarship is awarded to talented singers who wish to develop and exercise their skills as a member of the “Reimagined” University Choir (The Singing Bears) who perform a repertoire of primarily commercial music.

Shaw University Choir 
Dorthea L. Taylor, Director
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Award Guidelines

The recipient must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior who is enrolled in the University Choir (MUS 115/215/315/415).  The recipient must possess outstanding performance ability, dedication to overall scholarship and the development of their craft.  The top ten highest scorers in the 2023 Singing Bears Vocal Scholarship Audition will be awarded up to $3,000 to be evenly dispersed between the fall and spring semesters.


  • Rising sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Full-time status
  • Register for University Choir
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Completed Scholarship Audition Entry Form

Performance Audition (requirements below)

  • In the entry form, you must provide the Youtube link of your video posting. 
  • You must sing two (2) contrasting songs (different tempos, styles, or genres).
  • You may sing a capella, with a live pianist/band, or with accompaniment/backing tracks.
  • You must introduce yourself and the songs you are performing.
  • Your video must be titled as follows: 2023 Shaw U Vocal Scholarship Audition [Your Name]
  • Make sure that your video is set to “public” or “unlisted” and not “private.”

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