As part of its commitment to the arts, Assumption College is pleased to offer a number of competitive vocal music merit scholarships to incoming students who demonstrate vocal excellence and commit to participation in the Assumption College Chorale and its a capella chamber ensemble, VOCE.
These scholarships - up to ten, $5,000 scholarships and two, $10,000 scholarships - are awarded to incoming first-year students based on an audition, which the student must complete before February 28 of the spring prior to matriculation.
The scholarship is renewable each year, provided the student continues to actively participate in the Chorale and VOCE ensembles.
Assumption College Chorale
The Assumption College Chorale is an auditioned academic concert choir comprised of men and women who are studying for an array of professions and who share an interest in choral singing. The Chorale performs great choral repertoire of all style periods from Gregorian chant to 20th century music. Its active performance schedule has included performances throughout the United States and on radio and television. The Chorale's international concert tours have provided performance opportunities in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Ireland and Greece. They have sung in some of the great cathedrals of Europe, including Notre Dame in Paris, and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, and have twice had the distinction of singing for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.
VOCE, or "voices" in Latin, is a select chamber ensemble from within the Chorale; singers are chosen by audition at the beginning of the year. Members of VOCE participate in one or two extra rehearsals a week immediately following Chorale rehearsals with an emphasis on a capella music, both classical and popular. The group performs their own set within Chorale concerts and also sings for special events, such as the alumni children's Christmas brunch and the President's Council Dinner. Students awarded a Vocal Music Scholarship are automatically enrolled in VOCE.