Private Lessons/Ensemble Performance Scholarship


Audition Deadline – the end of the Drop/Add period

(Do NOT wait until the last day)

Request your audition information in advance


Eligibility: open to all Wesleyan undergraduate instrumentalists (priority given to freshmen and sophomores) who wish to further their individual level of performance through private lessons, along with active participation in at least one of the following ensembles: Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble/Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Music (including brass, guitar, and cello ensembles), and piano/organ performance. 



Contact ensemble directors for audition requirements:


Wesleyan University Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Music Ensemble, WesWinds:
Nadya Potemkina,

Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble:
Jay Hoggard,

Ron Ebrecht, rebrecht@wesleyan.eduStudents are allowed to audition for multiple ensembles.


Value: private lessons fee reduction (up to $650 per semester), plus a  $150 stipend for instrument maintenance.


Participation requirements: scholarship recipients must be enrolled in both an ensemble and private lessons program. The lessons must be taken on the same instrument a student will be playing in an ensemble, except for pianists and organists, who may also take harpsichord. Pianist/organists will serve as accompanists for Wesleyan Concert Choir, and/or as members of the Chamber Music program. 


Application Procedures:

Applicants are invited to send an email to Nadya Potemkina, director of the Wesleyan University Orchestra, expressing their interest in the program.

All inquiries must be made and auditions completed by the end of the drop/add period.