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. Area-specific scholarships for music education, piano, composition and academics are also available for current students and upperclassmen. Students can also apply for general university scholarships through the online scholarship application.

    Music Scholarship Auditions

    Scholarship Auditions for the 2020-2021 school year will be held during the MSUM Campus Preview Days, Friday, October 18, 2019 & Monday, February 17, 2020 or by appointment prior to March 1. Students may also provide a link to an online audition (YouTube, DropBox) prior to the March 1 deadline if they cannot come to campus, but on campus auditions are preferred if possible. Contact the School of Performing Arts to set-up your appointment.

    Please Note: All music scholarship students are greatly encouraged to also apply for an academic scholarship based upon your SAT/ACT scores. The deadline for an academic scholarship application is February 1, 2020.

  • Freshman and Transfer Music Student Scholarship

    To apply:

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

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

    • The required supporting materials must be submitted to the music office by February 1.

    To submit an Upperclassman Music Application:

    • The required supporting materials must be submitted to the Music office by February 1.

  • 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