Selection and Nomination Process:
Step 1: Nomination
To be considered for Music Showcase, students must be nominated by their band, choir, or orchestra director or by a private music teacher. Nominate students online or print a copy of the form.
Nomination deadline: Friday, November 11, 2022
Step 2: Selection
Cedarville music faculty members will review all nomination forms and select students for the honor groups. Selections are based upon each musician’s abilities and accomplishments as well as the musical needs of the honor groups. Those selected for the Honor Band will be required to submit a chair placement video before sheet music is emailed to directors and/or students. Instructions for the chair placement videos will be sent via email to both directors and students. During the week of December 12–16, 2022, we will email acceptance letters to directors and/or students along with links to download sheet music.
Please note: If you do not receive your registration packet and rehearsal music by December 16, 2022, please contact us as soon as possible!
Step 3: Registration
The non-refundable $120 Music Showcase registration fee covers all meals, housing, an event T-shirt, and all other Music Showcase activities. Registration will be open from Monday, December 12, 2022 until Friday, January 27, 2023.
Exceptionally talented high school musicians from across the nation.
Music Showcase weekend at Cedarville University develops and "showcases" high school musicians by participation in the Honor Band or Honor Choir.
Thursday, February 9 at 4:30 p.m. through Saturday, February 11 at 3 p.m.
Check in will be from 4:30–6 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 in the Dixon Ministry Center.
Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio
$120 per student, includes all meals, housing, an event t-shirt, and all other Music Showcase activities. Registration fees are non-refundable after January 27, 2023.
As a courtesy to our prospective students who are visiting campus for events, the Admissions department subsidizes airport transportation costs. We offer service to and from Dayton and Columbus airports at a discounted rate of:
Dayton - $45 round trip
Columbus - $80 round trip
If you plan to travel by air and need transportation to and from the airport for Music Showcase, please fill out the Admissions Airport Transportation form by Thursday, January 26, 2023.
PLEASE NOTE: We will not be able to provide shuttle service for those who contact us after Thursday, January 26, 2023.
What to Bring:
- Great attitude
- Open heart to the Lord
- Excitement to learn and play
- Desire to make new friends
and in your suitcase... (if you are staying on campus)
- Sleeping bag
- Personal items/towel
- Comfortable clothes and shoes
- Concert dress
- Instrument, mutes, valve oil, reeds, etc
- Music you've been practicing!
What to Wear:
For rehearsals and other activities, modest casual dress including nice blue jeans or khakis and nice shirts or sweaters is acceptable.
For the Honor Concert, women should wear dress pants or skirt with dress top or a dress (preferably mid-calf length). Men should wear dress pants, dress shirt, and tie. Men can wear suit jacket if desired.
All students who desire to pursue a music degree at Cedarville University must complete an audition in their primary performance area. For more information and audition dates, please visit the music department's audition page.