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 10, 2023
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 11-15, 2023, 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 acceptance email and/or links to rehearsal music by December 15, 2023, 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 11, 2023 until Friday, January 26, 2024.
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 8 at 4 p.m. through Saturday, February 10 at 3 p.m
Check in will be from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 8 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 26, 2024.
All Music Showcase attendees have the option to stay on campus with a current Cedarville student or off campus and commute for all rehearsals and activities.
If you are planning to stay on campus, please note that you will not be guaranteed your own room or bed on campus but will be housed with a current Cedarville student in their room. They may or may not have a bed/bedding, couch or other accommodations for you to sleep on so please plan accordingly! You are welcome to stay off campus and commute if needed.
If you plan to stay with a Cedarville student who is your sibling or friend, please add their name on the registration page so we can contact them before the event to confirm those housing arrangements.
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.