Concordia music scholarships
Concordia values the talents of student musicians
Each year, Concordia's Department of Music awards music majors up to $6,000 and non-music majors up to $2,000 in talent based scholarships in voice, piano, organ, brass, woodwinds, percussion, strings and guitar.
The scholarships are based on musical ability as demonstrated through an audition. Scholarships are awarded to musicians who demonstrate the potential to make a substantive musical contribution to Concordia University.
As mentioned above, scholarships are available in amounts ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars per year, with the higher awards reserved for music majors (read more about Concordia's music majors). This is awarded in addition to other financial aid from Concordia. If you qualify for need-based federal, state or university grants, your award will become part of an award package given by the financial aid department.
If you receive a music scholarship, you will be required to take lessons each semester and participate in an ensemble of the department’s choice or perform another assigned service for the department, for each year you receive a scholarship.
Music scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. To maintain eligibility for the music scholarship you must demonstrate sufficient musical progress on your instrument or voice each year. If these conditions are met, the music scholarship may be renewed for up to 8 semesters for students in a four-year program and for up to 10 semesters for students in a five-year program.
To be eligible for a music scholarship, you must do the following prior to your audition:
- Apply and be accepted to Concordia University.
- Complete and submit the Music Scholarship Application Form (right).
- Have your music teacher/private teacher complete the Music Scholarship Recommendation Form. (The address for this online form will be provided to the person you indicate in your music scholarship application.)
You may do either a live audition or send in a video recorded audition. If you choose to do a live audition you should contact the music office to schedule a time.
Live auditions can be scheduled any time.
Recorded auditions may be sent at any time.
While there is no deadline, it is best to complete your application as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Music at 800-535-5494, ext. 7282, or by email at Music@cune.edu