Scholarships in the Music Department are of two types: competitive music scholarships for music majors that require an audition (called Music Scholarships), and non-competitive participation awards for members of the bands (called Band Scholarships). The music scholarship has specific criteria that must be met to receive the award and ongoing oversight to maintain the award. Band scholarships are smaller and are awarded to all students who participate in the bands to help offset the costs and time obligations of membership in the bands. The music scholarship requires a formal application (please contact the Music Office to obtain scholarship application), interview, and audition before members of the music faculty. Upon successful completion of the audition and interview, the music faculty member will make a recommendation to the entire music faculty regarding a scholarship amount. As funds permit, the music scholarship coordinator will send a letter to the recipient indicating the amount of the scholarship offer.
Criteria for Band Scholarships
1. First year and second year members enrolled in the University Marching Band will receive $125 for the fall semester.
2. Third year, fourth year, etc. members enrolled in the University Marching Band will receive $225 for the fall semester.
3. Enrolled members of the University Pep Band who were enrolled members of the previous fall semester’s University Marching Band will receive up to $250 for the spring semester.
4. Enrolled members of the University Symphonic Band who were enrolled members of the previous fall semester’s University Marching Band will receive $100 for the spring semester.
5. Band scholarships are given regardless of classification or major notwithstanding the above.
Students interested in participating in an ensemble or majoring in music at Midwestern should fill out our Prospective Music Student from and one of our faculty members will contact you shortly.