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Music Scholarships

The School of Music awards Undergraduate and Graduate scholarship based on the incoming student’s audition (this is separate from any academic merit or need-based aid that the University awards to undergraduate students). These performance-based music scholarships are awarded to incoming Music Majors who demonstrate exceptional performance skills. Music scholarships are awarded across the full range of music majors and principals and divided equally among the voice, keyboard and instrumental departments, as well as the different audition days. A limited number of instrumental music scholarships are also given to non-music majors and to non-instrumental principals for participation in instrumental ensembles.

 


Undergraduate Scholarships

Students may have a School of Music scholarship in addition to their merit or need-based aid from the University. There is no additional application for School of Music scholarships, unless you are a pianist who wants to apply for the Woods Piano Scholarship.

  • Woods Piano Scholarship

The deadline for video audition scholarship consideration is Friday, February 7, 2020. Video auditions submitted after the deadline cannot be guaranteed to be considered for scholarship.

If you receive a School of Music scholarship, you will receive an award letter from the School of Music. Students who audition in the fall will receive music scholarship notification by December 16.  Students who audition in the spring will receive music scholarship notification by March 16. The School of Music typically awards music scholarships to approximately 25-30% of entering students. The scholarships are renewable each year for up to four years of study provided the recipient remains enrolled as a full-time music major and maintains a 3.0 overall grade point average each semester.

Information about need-based or merit scholarships can be found on the Student Financial Services page.

 


Graduate Scholarships

All applicants to the graduate program are automatically considered for School of Music Graduate Scholarships. Vocalists seeking consideration for the Nashville Opera Fellowship will need to complete additional material.

If you receive a School of Music scholarship, you will receive a letter from the School of Music to sign by March 15. The School of Music typically awards music scholarships to approximately 25 -30% of entering students. The scholarships are renewable each year for up to two years of study provided the recipient remains enrolled as a full-time Graduate Student and maintains a 3.0 overall grade point average each semester.