The department offers music scholarships to deserving students. The Department Scholarship Committee will serve to oversee Department Scholarship policy. The total number of awards and dollar amounts are ultimately determined by the department’s budget and the availability of additional scholarships through outside sources.
*At any time throughout the academic year, the Faculty Scholarship Committee may exercise its right to review, discuss and decide on future agreements with student recipients of a scholarship award.
After the initial audition for acceptance into the Department by a first semester student, the Area Coordinator may recommend that student to the Department Chair for scholarship consideration at a specified amount. The Chair accepts, rejects or revises the Coordinator’s recommendation.
Continuing scholarship students have an opportunity for special awards of $1000 per semester in lieu of the normal award. This award is not given automatically. Students must be able to demonstrate consistently superior work in both music performance and academic study. The Department will approve/disapprove such applications during a Governance Board Meeting once the application is made. Recommendations for such an award may be made on behalf of a student by the area coordinator.