Fellowship in Music

Be a Part of the Future — Schedule your Audition

The Fellows program is for students who desire to be leaders in the field of music. Our program provides a clear pathway to completion of a bachelor degree in music. We offer our Fellows a full-ride scholarship at Mott, giving the Fellow the opportunity to complete their first two years (up to six semesters) of our music program and earn their Associate of Fine Arts in Music degree. Students may then apply to transfer to any university or conservatory, but could take advantage of our transfer agreement with Saginaw Valley State University in particular.

Fellows must have graduated from high school or have earned a GED, but there is no age restriction. Students who graduated with a GPA under 2.0 can still be accepted into the program but will be on academic probation for their first semester and must earn a 2.5 GPA in their music classes and 2.0 overall to be removed from probation.

Fellows must apply to the Music Fellowship Program via an online application and submit two letters of recommendation. An audition is required for acceptance into the program. Fellows must also commit to being a full-time student.

Fellows are expected to maintain a 2.5 GPA in their music classes and a 2.0 GPA overall. In addition to their class schedule, they will participate in the chamber music program or the jazz combo. These ensembles are expected to participate in the outreach program. Each Fellow will commit to a minimum of 10 hours of outreach each semester (Fall/Winter). In addition, they will volunteer usher for The Whiting and/or The Capitol for at least five (5) shows, each semester. They will work closely with the Academy/Outreach coordinator.

Fellows will participate in a wide variety of workshops, seminars and professional development opportunities to expand their understanding of all aspects of artistic and administrative activities required of professional musicians.


Auditioning students need to request an audition packet as well as schedule an audition time.

Contact the music office at (810)762-0332 to request an audition packet and schedule the audition. Audition packets contain information regarding what is required for auditions for all instrumentalists and vocalist, as well as information on the MCC music program and course offerings.

Pieces with piano accompaniment must be performed with accompaniment. An MCC staff accompanist is available at no charge, or you may use your own pianist.


After auditions are completed, faculty will discuss the applicant's audition and review the scholarship request. Applicants will be notified of their status regarding acceptance into the music applied program and regarding scholarship eligibility within one week of their audition.

Audition Information

Due to Covid-19, auditionees will submit their audition link, in their application, for the music program. Your application will not be considered complete without the link (YouTube or other acceptable format).

Audition deadline for Fall 2020 consideration is Friday, August 14, 2020 by 5pm.

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