Prospective Music Students

Music at Simpson welcomes and encourages involvement in all of our performing opportunities by students who are majoring in music or majoring in other academic disciplines on campus.  Whether you would like to be a music major or simply stay involved in the field of music, we welcome you!


Scholarship Audition Days

Music at Simpson is still scheduling individual, week-day auditions for fall 2014 admittance.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a music scholarship audition, please contact Sara Garcia, Music Recruitment & Audition Coordinator, at 515-201-9415 or



Scholarship Audition Information

  • Click here to see the AUDITION GUIDELINES and REQUIREMENTS
  • Music scholarships are available for students who want to major in music OR participate in a music ensemble (non-music major.)
  • We encourage in-person auditions. If you live more than 300 miles away, please check out our Fly-In Program which can reimburse you for part of your plane ticket.
  • If you are unable to attend one of our Music Audition Days, please contact us (information below) to schedule a time that works for you.
  • We also accept YouTube/CD/DVD auditions for special circumstances.

For more information about applying for a music scholarship at Simpson College, contact:

Music at Simpson
701 North C Street
Indianola, Iowa 50125

Music Camps and Festivals at Simpson College

We encourage you to check out the many opportunities for high school musicians on Simpson's campus each year.  Click here for more information. 

Transfer Students click here.  See how easy it is to transfer!


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Come see an upcoming performance at Simpson College. We’d love to have you on campus.


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Check out our Music Alumni page to see what some of our successful graduates are doing in the field of music!


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Schedule a campus visit with Admissions


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If you haven’t already, apply for admission at Simpson College. No music scholarships can be granted until you have been accepted at Simpson!


Many Simpson student operas, plays, concerts, and musicals take place in this beautiful theatre.  This is also where the Des Moines Metro Opera performs in the summer.

View our beautiful music facilities.


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If you think your student would be a good fit for the Simpson College Music Program, please recommend him or her by filling out this short form.