All undergraduate students auditioning for the School of Music during scheduled, on-campus audition dates are automatically considered for scholarships. These scholarships are based upon demonstrated musicianship, academic record, and ensemble needs in the School of Music. Awards are typically made for one year but are renewable over four years. Students not automatically considered for a scholarship may still be eligible for an award based on the recommendation of the auditioning faculty member(s). Learn more.
Graduate students may apply for full and half assistantships in their primary area or in another area of the School of Music. Awards provide a stipend and cover most tuition costs. Positions are competitive, so students are encouraged to apply early. Learn more.
Make the Most of your Award
Both undergraduate scholarships and graduate assistantships are typically made for one year, but are renewable over multiple years. To make the most of an award, you should know, understand, and meet the renewal requirements and/or procedures associated with your specific award. In most cases, renewal of undergraduate scholarships depends upon above average academic performance, measurable improvement in musicianship, and/or contributions to ensembles within the School of Music.
Graduate Assistants are evaluated each year and are expected to complete assigned duties in an exemplary manner while still maintaining the minimum GPA established by the Graduate School. In either case, renewal is not automatic, and students who do not meet expectations may be in danger of losing their awards.
Paying for Your Education