In addition to academic scholarships and other financial awards available by direct application to the Financial Aid Office, a limited number of music department performance awards are available to students.
Both music majors and non-majors are eligible for scholarships. An audition is required and the amount of award is based on the performance level of the audition and the specific vocal/instrumental needs of the department. The Music Department offers the following performance awards:
Requirements: Enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester, one (1) of which is Marching Band (Fall) and Symphonic Band (Spring). Participate in all required rehearsals and performances.
Requirements: Enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester, one (1) of which is Concert Chorale. Participate in all required rehearsals and performances.
Requirements: Enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester, one (1) of which is Jazz Orchestra or Jazz Ensemble. Participate in all rehearsals and performances. This award is reserved primarily for stringed instrument players.
Requirements: Enroll in at least 12 hours per semester, two (2) of which are in the form of applied piano study. This award is reserved primarily for piano majors.
Additional performance awards are available for Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Combos, Chamber Singers, and Southern Exposure.
Music Majors must enroll and list their major code as 1005, 9032, 9034, 9031, and 9030 each semester. In addition, each semester music majors must enroll in the music courses listed in the suggested order of study for that semester and complete each course with a minimum grade of a C.
If an award recipient does not meet any one of the above requirements, the student will receive a letter stating this deficiency and the award will be revoked. If the Department Head, in conjunction with the music faculty, feels there is a strong chance the student will succeed in the following semester, the award will continue under a probationary semester. Should the student not meet the required criteria for a second time, the award will be revoked for a period of one (1) semester. After which time the student may reapply for an award.
If the student fails to meet any of the requirements following reinstatement, the award will be permanently revoked.
The music faculty awards these performance awards. Students are invited to talk to the Music Department Head about the above awards and the specific requirements of each.