The Hartnell College Music Department is pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship program.  Funded by a bequest from Jack Killian, a cohort of approximately ten Music Majors at Hartnell will receive some or all of the following:

Scholarship Award

  1. $1200 scholarship award each semester
  2. Private lessons from an approved teacher paid by the program
  3. Program-funded field trips to universities and concerts

Awards determined by financial need.

The total scholarship will have an approximate annual value of over $3,000.

Killian Scholars Flyer for Fall 2018


  1. Students must show evidence of achievement in music as shown by the application and audition.
  2. Students must be willing to enroll as a full-time music major at Hartnell.
  3. Continuing Scholars who are making satisfactory progress (which includes maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA) in their music major course work and who present a passing annual audition may continue in the program for four semesters.
  4. Current Hartnell students may apply.

Application Procedure

  1. File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form ( before auditioning.
  2. Obtain an application and required audition materials from the Hartnell Foundation website ( or from Hartnell Music Faculty.
  3. Complete the Killian App 2018 Fall and e-mail it as an attachment to Prof. Steve Ettinger (, return it to K123, or mail it to Prof. Ettinger, Hartnell Music, 411 Central, Salinas, CA
  4. Contact Steve Ettinger – 831 755-6906 or to schedule an audition date and time.
  5. Auditions and interviews will be held Monday, May 14th from 4:00-6:00.


For audition appointments and further information contact

Prof. Steve Ettinger at Hartnell   –     831 755-6906