School of Performing Arts Scholarships

MSUM School of Performing Arts offers a variety of acting, commercial music, dance, music, music education, musical theatre and theatre arts scholarships for current and incoming students. This would include scholarships for majors and non-majors who would like to perform in an ensemble or production but plan to major in another field. When combined with our amazingly low tuition, affordable housing, and the vibrant arts scene found in the rapidly expanding Fargo-Moorhead region, MSUM offers an exceptional value for the aspiring actor, musician, or dancer! Students can apply for university scholarships through the online scholarship application October 1-February 1.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

All Applicants: Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

All Applicants: Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Secondary consideration may be given to a minor in English or Performing Arts.

All Applicants: Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

All Applicants: Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) vocalist with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

All Applicants: Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) vocalist with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

All Applicants: Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

This merit based award is designated for a female voice major, soprano or mezzo-soprano, who is in her junior or senior year in the Music Department.

All Applicants: Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

Freshmen who participate in Festival Choir (aka, the non-auditioned "University Choir") are eligible for this award. The winner of this award is selected exclusively by the MSUM Director of Choral Activities.

All Applicants: Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students). For new incoming freshman, attach a copy of your high school transcript.

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) double reed instrumentalist with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument area from which they received the scholarship.

All Applicants: Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) brass instrumentalist. Trumpeters are preferred with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrumental area from which they received the scholarship.

All Applicants: Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to an Upperclassman (Sophomore, Junior, or Senior) who is registered for applied voice lessons and one of the large choral ensembles at MSUM. Applicants are not required to be a music major or minor.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, and service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent Degree Audit Report (DARS) (available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate piano student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

All Applicants: Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students). For new incoming students, attach a copy of your high school transcript.

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman of any major or minor. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Live auditions on campus prior to March 1st are preferable but are not required. A prepared recording consisting of representative compositions (4-8 minutes in length) may be substituted. Accompanied performances are desirable but not required.

If you cannot come to campus for a live audition during a Scholarship Audition Day or on a privately scheduled date prior to March 1, create a Youtube video and email a link for the video directly to the School of Performing Arts a spa@mnstate.edu listing your name, contact information, and audition area (voice, guitar, trumpet, etc.). Contact the School of Performing Arts for more information if you need assistance: 218.477.2101 or School of Performing Arts.

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship. Preference will be given to a pianist.

All Applicants: Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).  For new incoming students, attach a copy of your high school transcript.

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty. Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to a freshman of any major or minor. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Live auditions on campus prior to March 1st are preferable but are not required. A prepared recording consisting of representative compositions (4-8 minutes in length) may be substituted. Accompanied performances are desirable but not required.

If you cannot come to campus for a live audition during a Scholarship Audition Day or on a privately scheduled date prior to March 1, create a Youtube video and email a link for the video directly to the School of Performing Arts a spa@mnstate.edu listing your name, contact information, and audition area (voice, guitar, trumpet, etc.). Contact the School of Performing Arts for more information if you need assistance: 218.477.2101 or School of Performing Arts.

Freshman and Transfer students may be music majors or non-majors, but students receiving this scholarship are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument (or within the vocal area) from which they received the scholarship throughout the award year.

Live auditions on campus prior to March 1st are preferable but are not required. A prepared recording consisting of representative compositions (4-8 minutes in length) may be substituted. Accompanied performances are desirable but not required.

If you cannot come to campus for a live audition during a Scholarship Audition Day or on a privately scheduled date prior to March 1, create a Youtube video and email a link for the video directly to the School of Performing Arts a spa@mnstate.edu listing your name, contact information, and audition area (voice, guitar, trumpet, etc.). Contact the School of Performing Arts for more information if you need assistance: 218.477.2101 or School of Performing Arts.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your ensembles, school, and community.

Freshman and Transfer students may be music majors or non-majors, but students receiving this scholarship are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument (or within the vocal area) from which they received the scholarship throughout the award year.

Live auditions on campus prior to March 1st are preferable but are not required. A prepared recording consisting of representative compositions (4-8 minutes in length) may be substituted. Accompanied performances are desirable but not required.

If you cannot come to campus for a live audition during a Scholarship Audition Day or on a privately scheduled date prior to March 1st, create a Youtube video and email a link for the video directly to the School of Performing Arts a spa@mnstate.edu listing your name, contact information, and audition area (voice, guitar, trumpet, etc.). Contact the School of Performing Arts for more information if you need assistance: 218.477.2101 or School of Performing Arts.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your ensembles, school, and community.

Freshman students from Moorhead High School majoring in music or mass communications are eligible for this scholarship.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Schedule an audition prior to March 1 by contacting the School of Performing Arts (spa@mnstate.edu) or attend one of our formal Scholarship Preview/Audition Days (visit mnstate.edu/music/scholarships/ for more information) or provide a link to an online audition (YouTube, DropBox). On-campus auditions are preferred if possible.

Honors Scholarships are awarded by nomination and performance/presentation. Students are nominated by faculty in any area based on the upperclass scholarship auditions. Students undergo an audition/presentation process to be given an Honors Scholarship.

Music Honors Scholarship criteria:

  1. Be a junior or senior music major (minors are not eligible).
  2. Students must have successfully completed 4 semesters of applied lessons and ensembles as well as all required theory and piano courses.
  3. Be enrolled as a full time music major of the year the scholarship is awarded (including student teaching or an internship).
  4. Have a departmental and university GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of the audition.

Attach a .pdf copy of your current transcript or DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Nominees for Honors Scholarships will be selected by a faculty committee and names posted by 12:30 p.m. on the Upperclass Scholarship Day (held in March, exact date TBD).

Auditions consist of a 4-6 minute performance or presentation during Audition Day afternoon.

Presentations should represent the applicant’s work in their major area (e.g. Commercial Music, Music Education, etc.), and may include a live performance, a recording, a project presentation, or a scholarly research paper read aloud.

Honors performances and presentations will be judged by a faculty committee during a performance open to the public.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) vocal music major with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA who will be a full time student.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship. Preference will be given to a female vocalist.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

 

 

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.  Preference will be given to an instrumentalist.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community. 

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students). 

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring. 

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

 

 

 

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship. Preference will be given to a vocalist.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community. 

 

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) string player with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.  Preference will be given to a student performing in jazz ensembles.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) percussionist with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This prestigious scholarship is awarded by the Theodore Presser Foundation in addition to any additional scholarship funding a student may receive.  Only senior music majors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement within their degree should apply. All applicants must have completed all Music Theory, Aural Skills, Music History and Piano Proficiency requirements as defined by their major.  Recipient must be enrolled as a full time music major for the year the scholarship is awarded (including student teaching or an internship), with a University and Music GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Attach a .pdf copy of your current transcript or DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Attach a Music Resume (Experience, Summary of Works, Awards, Education, Teachers).

Presser Nominees will present a performance or presentation, and an interview before a faculty judging panel on the afternoon of the day of the Upperclass Scholarship Auditions (held in March, exact date TBA).  Performances/presentations will be open to the public.

Presentations should represent the applicant's work in their major area (e.g. Commercial Music, Music Education, etc.), and may include a live performance, a recording, a project presentation, or a scholarly research paper read aloud of 4-6 minutes in length.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Recipients will be students who are outstanding singers or leaders in Concert Choir.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

Students receiving upperclass scholarships must be music majors or minors.

Students receiving upperclass music scholarships are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument for which they received the scholarship throughout the award year (allowable exceptions may include student teaching or internships).

Non-major status or non-participation in an appropriate ensemble will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.

Upperclass Scholarship applicants must possess a University GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Applicants will be expected to participate in an interview with a panel of faculty judges during the Upperclass Scholarship Audition Day (held in March, exact date TBA).

Attach a .pdf copy of your current transcript or DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your ensembles, school, and community.

Students receiving upperclass music education scholarships must be music majors and will demonstrate outstanding academic qualities based upon their studies while at MSUM.

Academic Upperclass Scholarship applicants must possess a University GPA or 3.0 or higher.

Applicants will be expected to participate in an interview with a panel of faculty judges during the Upperclass Scholarship Audition Day (held in March, exact date TBA).

Attach a .pdf copy of your current transcript or DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your ensembles, school, and community.

Students receiving upperclass music education scholarships must be music education majors and will demonstrate outstanding qualities as a future music educator.

Upperclass Scholarship applicants must possess a University GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Applicants will be expected to participate in an interview with a panel of faculty judges during the Upperclass Scholarship Audition Day (held in March, exact date TBA).

Attach a .pdf copy of your current transcript or DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your ensembles, school, and community.

Students receiving upperclass music scholarships must be music majors or minors.

Students receiving upperclass vocal music scholarships are required to participate in a vocal ensemble throughout the award year (allowable exceptions may include student teaching or internships).

Non-major status or non-participation in an appropriate ensemble will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.

Upperclass Scholarship applicants must possess a University GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Applicants will be expected to participate in an interview with a panel of faculty judges during the Upperclass Scholarship Audition Day (held in March, exact date TBA).

Attach a .pdf copy of your current transcript or DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your ensembles, school, and community.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) students participating in music ensembles, preferably jazz ensemble with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) vocalist or string instrumentalist with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

The Carol Gaede Scholarship Award was established to honor Dr. Carol Gaede for her long-standing commitment to excellence and learning in the disciplines of Communication Studies, Film Studies, and Theatre Arts. The scholarship is a financial award that honors academic, artistic/creative, and/or service achievement in a student who is a declared major in communication studies, film or theatre arts.

Requirements: Less than 64 credits, 3.0 GPA, creativity and service to community.

No additional requirements needed

The Delmar J. Hansen Scholarships are made possible by donations to the Delmar J. Hansen endowment fund by faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the department. This scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement as well as contributions to the departments and community through leadership and active participation in events and organizations.

Eligibility:

  1. Be declared majors in communication studies, film production, film studies or theatre arts;
  2. Have a cumulate GPA of 3.0 or higher, and GPA of 3.25 or higher in major and liberal arts;
  3. 90+ credits;
  4. Have made outstanding contributions on a regular basis to department and/or major-sponsored programs and activities;
  5. Have participated in other university and/or community activities.

No additional requirements needed

  1. You will declare a Theater major.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Outstanding achievement in academics, artistic/creative activities, or department service.
  4. You will actively participate in departmental co-curricular activities.

Must participate in an audition/interview held during the Upperclass Scholarship Audition Day (held in March, exact date TBA).  Requirements are as follows:

Acting:  Two contrasting contemporary monologues, and one classic monologue (5 minute time limit)

Musical Theatre:  Two contrasting musical theatre songs, and one monologue (5 minute time limit)

Theatre Design and Technology:  Technical Portfolio and interview

For additional information regarding scheduling an audition/interview, please contact the Director of Theatre, Craig Ellingson at craig.ellingson@mnstate.edu

MSUM offers a variety of Theatre Arts scholarships for students who will declare a major in the Theatre Arts department and will actively participate in departmental co-curricular activities.

Must perform either a live audition or submit a video demonstrating their excellence in Theatre Arts, and include a head shot and resume, prior to March 1st.  Audition requirements are as follows:

Acting:  Two contrasting monologues

Musical Theatre:  Two contrasting musical theatre songs, and one monologue

Theatre Design and Technology:  Technical resume

For additional information regarding the submission process, or to schedule an audition, please contact MSUM's School of Performing Arts (spa@mnstate.edu or 218-477-2101).

This scholarship is intended for members of Straw Hat Players who are dedicated to excellence at MSUM.

No additional requirements needed

This scholarship is designated for speech and drama students who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing.

Financial need is determined by filling out the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the scholarship application deadline date of February 1, 2022.

No additional requirements needed

This scholarship for juniors or seniors in good academic standing shall be awarded to a major who is studying theatre or film on the basis of the following:

  • General artistic creativity
  • Acting ability
  • Desire to be a performer
  • Number of student theatre, film, and/or television performances, with quality of performance more important than level of the role
  • Commitment to becoming a stage or film actor
  • Indication of potential to become a director in any of the four named media
  • Commitment to and support of the MSUM theatre/film programs and to the other students majoring in the programs

No additional requirements needed

 

 

 

Students majoring in theatre who are in good academic standing.

No additional requirements needed

Full time junior or senior students with a minimum GPA of 2.75 who show interest in arts management are eligible for this award. Students must be nominated for the award by their academic department.

No additional requirements needed