Graduating seniors from Lebanon and Western Boone High Schools who plan to major or minor in some field of music are eligible to apply for a music award. The applications can be found in the high school Guidance Office. Students complete applications, and appointments are then made for an audition. Two selections are performed, one of which must be a classical piece from the Indiana Music Educators listing. Students are judged by a guest panel, and the winner's award is presented at the schools' annual honor recognition event.