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Important


You must audition on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 (snow date March 13th) to be considered for any music scholarships.

Please contact us with questions.

Music Scholarship & Required Auditions 2014

While regular auditions may be scheduled throughout the fall and spring, the Department of Music will consider students for music scholarships only on Thursday, March 6th, 2014.

IMPORTANT: Music Department Scholarships are awarded exclusively to declared music majors. Students who are awarded music scholarships then subsequently change their major should be aware that their scholarship will be revoked.

    

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Scholarship Applications


Click the link to the appropriate Scholarship Application below.


Online Application ONLINE APPLICATIONS

Department of Music
Scholarships Application for
Incoming Students

Department of Music
Scholarships Application for
Returning Students


     

All applications for music scholarships must be submitted electronically through the link above.

In addition to the Department application ALL students, including incoming freshman, are required to do a University scholarship application to be considered for any scholarship.  Applications are completed through the STARS online form which can be found here: STARS online login.  Note: Incoming new students will need to contact the FSU Finacial Aid office, 301-687-4301, to obtain a username and password in order to complete the online application process.

STARS application instructions can be found at the following link:  STARS instructions PDF

Additional general scholarships may be available through the Financial Aid Office; please contact staff in that office for more information (301/687-4321).


Available Music Scholarships

A note about Award Amounts: Award amounts vary from $250 to $1,000. The actual award is dependent upon the availability of funds as determined by the FSU Foundation or the funding source. The final decision on award amounts is determined by the FSU Foundation or the funding source. Related link: FSU Financial Aid Office.

  • Aden Lewis Music Scholarship
    Awarded to entering first-year or transfer student with declared interest in Music Education. Audition Required.
  • Nadean A. Gordon Presidential Merit Scholarship for Vocal Music
    In honor of Bonnie Gurley Kunkel and Barry Lyndon Gurley. Applicants must be enrolled full-time as a declared major in music with a concentration in Vocal Performance. Recipient must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.5. Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
  • Music Achievement Award
    Awarded to declared music major- sophomore, junior or senior. Requires FSU GPA of 3.0 or above; major GPA of 3.5 or above. Renewable. Audition Required.  Returning Students only.
  • Robert Pusey Memorial Scholarship
    Awarded to a full-time student with demonstrated ability on woodwind instrument; preference given to music majors. Audition Required.
  • Marguerite Witmer Richards Endowed Scholarship
    Awarded to students with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above, and demonstrated musical ability. Preference given to Music Majors and applicants with demonstrated academic ability. Award may be renewed for three consecutive years if an overall GPA of 3.0 or above is maintained. Audition Required
  • Thelma Shockley Scholarship
    The intent of the Thelma Shockley Scholarship is to support a student with demonstrated ability in the performing arts. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at FSU with a declared major or minor in the Departments of Music and/or Theatre and Dance. The recipient(s) must have an FSU overall grade point average of 3.0 or better. NOTE: This scholarship requires that the applicant complete the FSU institutional scholarship form, available from the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Mabel Myers Memorial Music Scholarship
    Awarded to declared music majors with at least 60 college credits at time of award, an overall GPA of 3.0 or above, and interest in music as demonstrated by participating in a department of Music performing group, providing private instruction, or providing services for a church organization (music director, choral director, pianist, or organist). Preference given to students who demonstrate the most current participation in music activities listed above. Award may be received for two consecutive years if an overall GPA of 3.0 is maintained. Audition Required.
  • Henry A. Smith, Jr. Music Management Scholarship
    Applicants must be enrolled full-time as a declared major in music with an overall grade point average of 3.0. Preference will be given to applicants who have permanent legal residence in Prince George’s County (MD), are pursuing a Music Management concentration and have demonstrated financial need
  • Talent in the Arts/Leadership Award
    Ranges from $1,000 to $3,000 per year. Preference given to students who have completed admissions application by February 1. Students awarded this scholarship must accept offer of admission by May 1. For renewal, recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above and complete at least 24 credits per academic year. Audition Required. Refer to the FSU Financial Aid booklets for criteria, requirements, and an additional application.
  • Lawrence McDonald Scholarship for Clarinet Study
    Recipient must have an FSU overall grade point average of 3.0 or better, as well as a GPA of 3.0 or better, as well as a GPA of 3.0 or better in related private instruction.
  • Charlie and Wanda Steiner Memorial Scholarship for Keyboard Study
    Recipient must be a full-time FSU music major with a 3.0 or above GPA. Demonstrated musical ability on piano or organ. Audition required. Demonstrated financial need.
  • Travaskis Scholarship
    The recipient must be a full-time student at FSU majoring in music with a 3.0 or above grade point average. Demonstrated financial need.
  • Margaret Ager Smith Scholarship
    Recipient must be a full-time student at FSU majoring in music with a 3.0 or above overall grade point average. Preference will be given to applicants who are permanent legal residents of Prince George's (MD) County. Demonstrated financial need.
  • Guild Scholarship
    Recipient must be enrolled full-time studying vocal music with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Betty Jane Phillips Scholarship
    Recipient must be enrolled full-time or part-time as a music major, with a concentration in vocal performance and/or music education overall GPA of at least 3.0.

Important Considerations & Notes
 

AN AUDITION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS.

Music Department Scholarships are awarded exclusively to declared music majors.  Students who are awarded music scholarships then subsequently change their major will have their scholarships revoked.

To be considered for a Music scholarship, the applicant must have applied to and have been accepted as a full-time student at Frostburg State University.  The FSU acceptance letter must be submitted with the additional scholarship materials.

The audition repertoire:

  • instrumentalists will be asked to perform two works differing in style and tempo
  • vocalists are recommended, but not required, to perform selections in two different languages
  • all applicants are expected to be able to vocally match a single pitch and a short series of pitches

All students will take a Music Theory Placement Test on the day of their audition.

A specific audition time will be confirmed via email only after all materials have been received.

If there is a serious conflict with the audition date, arrangements to submit a CD/DVD may be made.
 

FOR INCOMING STUDENTS:

ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
 


FOR RETURNING STUDENTS:

ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


In addition to FSU and FSU Foundation criteria, music scholarship criteria may include:

  1. Performance ability
  2. GPA (3.0 required) and progress in academic program
  3. Departmental service
  4. Other university and community activities, organizations and volunteer work
  5. FSU honors and awards
  6. Attitude and integrity (violations of the Student Code of Conduct may be considered).