Auditions, Scholarships, Degrees and Certificates

2021/2022 Music Scholarships and Auditions Page
The Music Program Area at Kellogg Community College actively recruits student musicians whose talent and need qualify them for scholarships specific to music.  KCC Music Scholarships are awarded to full and part-time students who hold the requisite grade point average and passes the music scholarship audition process.


Academic Music Scholarship Audition date


11:00am-1:00 pm

KCC Music Scholarship Auditions

Advanced registrations required by calling (269) 565-7859 or Email Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard at [email protected]

Auditions open to current, returning, and new students interested in studying music, taking applied lessons, or performing in one of KCC’s choirs or bands

Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard

KCC Vocal Music Director

Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Building Auditorium

To schedule your audition time, please call 269-565-7859 or email [email protected]  for additional information.

Things you need to know:

  1. Your completed application must be submitted on or before your scheduled audition date.
  2. You must provide your own accompanist. If you wish to use our staff pianist, you must submit your music via email at least one week in advance of your scheduled performance. Please note that there is a $10 fee to use our faculty accompanist which must be paid at the time of service. Email a copy of your musical score to: [email protected]or you may drop it off at the  Arts and Communications Department office in the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Building, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017. Please include your contact information (phone & email address).
  3. Send your completed application forms and all supporting materials to:

Kellogg Community College
C/O Dr. Gerald J. Case-Blanchard
Music Department Scholarship Auditions
450 North Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49017

Performing Arts Scholarship Information

I. Requirements for Consideration

  • Completed application due two-weeks prior to the scheduled audition date. For additional information, contact Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard at 269-965-3931 ext. 2566.
  • High School or KCC GPA of 1.5 or higher.
  • A letter of recommendation from applied, choir, band or drama teacher.
  • Audition must be completed on one of the posted audition dates.
  • Scholarship granted on a year-to-year basis.
  • Must take at least one applied or ensemble course per semester you are awarded the scholarship.

II. Available Music-based Scholarships

  • Ensemble (Choral or Band) Scholarship (must be in a music ensemble)
  • Music Department Scholarship
  • Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Wilda E. Brown Piano Scholarship
  • William Brown Music Memorial Scholarship (guitar)
  • Marie E. Billeter Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Scholarship for Fine & Performing Arts
  • Al Brown Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts
  • Visual & Performing Arts Department Scholarship

III. Musical Audition Requirements

  • Vocalist: Two musical selections of contrasting style, language and period. One must be of the classical repertoire (aria, Italian art song, lieder or chanson) performed by memory with accompanist.
  • Instrumentalist: Two contrasting solo pieces, one a fast and technical composition and the second a slower and more expressive composition.
  • Pianists: Two works from memory that represent contrasting periods and styles of music.


Please note, you must complete both applications and supply all requested supporting materials in order to be considered for a music based scholarship. For more information, please contact Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard at 269-565-7859 or send an email to [email protected].

Please Note: Both applications and audition day form must be completed and returned by the audition date.

Degrees and Certificates

Actors onstage during a rehearsal for a play at the Binda Theatre.

Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.)

The Associate in Arts is designed for students preparing to transfer to a four-year institution. The requirements in this degree are designed to fulfill the general education learning outcomes requirements. Although it is not technically a music degree, you can have a music concentration.

Music Enrichment Certificate

This is a special program designed for the person who is seeking an experience and certificate of completion in music, yet prefers not to pursue a four-year degree program. A total of 20 credit hours from the following courses must be completed successfully to fulfill the certificate requirements. No single course shall be repeated for more than four credit hours toward completion of the certificate.

Sacred Music Certificate

Students who complete the Sacred Music Certificate Program will have the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a position as a church choir director. The program can also help current choir directors from non-choral backgrounds enhance their job performance and satisfaction.

Career Opportunities

MUSIC OPEN HOUSE 4Students with a degree in music can find employment in many fields, including music education, music resource consulting, private studio instruction, choir direction, church music and more.

At KCC, the vocal/choral area provides students with many opportunities for creative expression while creating a learning environment that provides the highest order of education in all major aspects of music. Vocal/choral students at KCC receive training in aural comprehension, conducting, individualized voice study, music history, music theory, piano, voice and more.

Performance Groups


All Kellogg Community College students have the opportunity to take private music lessons in any number of instruments and or voice. Students receive rigorous instruction from music division faculty preparing them for performance in studio seminars, recitals, auditions or for self-enrichment purposes. In addition, students may participate in Branch County Community Chorus, Kellogg Singers, Concentus Vocal Ensemble, Women of KCC, KCC Choral Union, Opera Workshop, Musical Theatre Production, Concert Band or Jazz Band.