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.
To submit a Freshman/Transfer Music Scholarship Application, download the application and print out our convenient PDF form. Fill it out and mail it to us along with the required supporting materials to
Music Scholarships MSUM Music 1104 7th Ave. South Moorhead, MN 56563-9971
Please have the materials submitted by March 1st.
The MSUM Department of Music is honored to announce the Jane Burkleo Scholarships. These four scholarships, valued at $8,000 each, will be awarded exclusively to incoming music majors beginning with the 2017-18 school year. To apply for these funds, applicants will be required to present a live or recorded audition prior to March 1st along with a completed scholarship application form (see above). A select group of students will then be invited to come to campus for a final scholarship audition round on Tuesday, March 28th. To find out more, contact the MSUM School of Performing Arts.
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.
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 department at 218.477.2101 if you would like to apply for a music scholarship after the deadline to discover if funds are still available.
Dorothy & Bernard Gill Endowed Scholarship
Catherine Haukebo Endowed Family ScholarshipUpperclassmen
James B. Henry Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Ernest Harris Memorial Endowed ScholarshipPiano Student
William M. Jones Endowed ScholarshipPlays string Instrument or sings in choir
Paul Severson Endowed Scholarship
Ward Dunkirk Memorial Scholarship for MusicMusic Ensembles
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 ScholarshipVocal Student, Upperclassmen
MSUM Music Department Endowed Scholarship Fund
Music Alumni/Florence Vance Endowment
Jennifer Rathert-Hughes Endowed Music Scholarship15+ credits
John and Catherine Tesch Instrumental Music Endowment
Dr. Rod Rothlisberger Endowed Vocal Music ScholarshipNot required to be major or minor in Music, registered for Applied Voice Lesson and one of the large choral ensembles at MSUM
Music Department Scholarship
MSUM Strings Scholarship
Friends of MSUM Orchestra ScholarshipNon-music major, Symphony Orchestra
Presser Foundation ScholarshipMusic Major, Senior, Recognizing Excellence
Double Reed Scholarship
Art Nix Scholarship
Dr. H. D. and Yvonne Harmon Music Scholarship FundOutstanding player of a brass instrument (trumpeter preferred)
Dorothy Refling Festival Choir Scholarship
Dorothy Jean Benton Memorial Prize for VoiceFemale
Alice Bartels Music Scholarship
Choral/Vocal Augmented Scholarship
Florence Vance Scholarship Fund
Summer Kodaly Scholarship