Music Scholarships

  • MSUM offers a variety of music scholarships for vocalists and instrumentalists alike. Music majors and non-music majors are equally considered for scholarship awards in order to perform in MSUM ensembles such as the Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Guitar Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, as well as in the Music Industry area. Area-specific scholarships for music education, music industry, piano, composition and academics are also available for current students and upperclassmen. Students can also apply for general university scholarships through the Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid.

  • Freshman and Transfer Music Student Scholarship

    To apply:

    • Download the application and print out our convenient PDF form.
    • Fill out the application
    • Mail the application and required supporting materials to:
      Music Scholarships | MSUM Music | 1104 7th Ave. South, Moorhead, MN 56563-9971
    • Please have the materials submitted by March 1st.
         

    MSUM New Student Music Scholarship Audition Day: Friday, February 16, 2018

    Freshman & Transfer Music Scholarship Application

    The MSUM Department of Music is honored to announce the Jane Burkleo Scholarships. These scholarships are approximately $4,000-$8,000 each and will be awarded exclusively to incoming music majors beginning their studies during the 2018-19 school year.

    To apply for these funds:

    • Applicants will be required to present a live or recorded audition prior to March 1st.
    • Submit a completed scholarship application form.
    • A select group of students will then be invited to come to campus for a final scholarship audition round in late March of 2018.
    To find out more, contact the MSUM School of Performing Arts.

    To submit a Presser Award Application (for senior music majors only):

    • Download the application and print out our convenient PDF form.
    • Fill it out and submit it to the music office along with the required supporting materials by March 1st.

    Please contact the Music Education department if you would like to apply for a music scholarship after the deadline to discover if funds are still available.

    Presser Award Application

    To submit an Upperclassman Music Application:

    • Download the application and print out our convenient PDF form.
    • Fill it out and submit it to the music office along with the required supporting materials by March 1st.

    Upperclassman Scholarship Application


  • Scholarships Offered

    • Dorothy & Bernard Gill Endowed Scholarship
    • Catherine Haukebo Endowed Family Scholarship
    • James B. Henry Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • Ernest Harris Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • William M. Jones Endowed Scholarship
    • Paul Severson Endowed Scholarship
    • Ward Dunkirk Memorial Scholarship for Music
    • Leonore Schwarz Neumaier Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • Leonore Schwarz Neumaier Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • Joe Best Endowed Scholarship
    • Sena Barden Memorial Endowed Scholarship Concert Choir
    • Florence Vance Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • Dan Preston Music Scholarship
    • MSUM Music Department Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • Music Alumni/Florence Vance Endowment
    • Jennifer Rathert-Hughes Endowed Music Scholarship
    • John and Catherine Tesch Instrumental Music Endowment
    • Dr. Rod Rothlisberger Endowed Vocal Music Scholarship
    • Music Department Scholarship
    • MSUM Strings Scholarship
    • Friends of MSUM Orchestra Scholarship
    • Presser Foundation Scholarship
    • Double Reed Scholarship
    • Art Nix Scholarship
    • Dr. H. D. and Yvonne Harmon Music Scholarship Fund
    • Dorothy Refling Festival Choir Scholarship
    • Dorothy Jean Benton Memorial Prize for Voice
    • Alice Bartels Music Scholarship
    • Percussions Scholarship
    • Choral/Vocal Augmented Scholarship
    • Florence Vance Scholarship Fund
    • Summer Kodaly Scholarship