Department of Music
The Music Department awards scholarships each year to both incoming and continuing music students. Music Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of performance auditions, demonstrated academic preparation and success, service, and potential to contribute positively to the music profession.
Students already enrolled in the music department should submit the scholarship application to be considered for awards. Incoming students will be automatically considered on the basis of their audition.
Music scholarships are awarded for one academic year. Half of each Scholarship is awarded to qualifying students in September of the fall semester, and the remaining half awarded in February of the spring semester. All music scholarships are credited directly to student financial accounts. Music Scholarship students must maintain their eligibility by meeting the requirements outlined in the Music Departments scholarship guidlines:
In order to receive a scholarship award for an initial semester, the student must:
- Be enrolled as a full-time music major (at least 12 credits) pursuing a B.M. or B.A. degree in Music.
- Be enrolled in music classes, applied lessons, and ensembles appropriate for the music degree pursued, as selected in consultation with a music department faculty advisor. As a condition of the award, scholarship students may be required to perform in specific departmental ensembles.
- Meet instructor's attendance and course requirements for all classes, lessons, and ensembles.
In the event that a music scholarship recipient must drop a course during the semester, written permission of the student's Academic Advisor and the Music Department Chairperson must be given. Failure to meet this requirement can result in loss of the scholarship at the end of the first semester, the Music Scholarship Coordinator reviews first semester grades of all current music scholarship students. Scholarship students earning grades lower than "B" for any music class, private applied lesson or music ensemble become ineligible for continued music scholarship support, and the second semester portion of any scholarship award will be cancelled.
In order to receive a scholarship award the second semester:
- The student must continue to be enrolled as a full-time music major.
- The student must have earned an overall cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 for all classes, and have earned an A or B in all of the previous semester's music courses.
- The student must be enrolled in the appropriate applied lessons, music classes, and departmental large concert ensembles (concert band, chamber choir, orchestra, concert choir or wind ensemble) as selected in consultation with a music faculty advisor. As a condition of the scholarship, students may be required to perform in specific departmental ensembles.
- The student must meet instructor's attendance and course requirements for all classes, lessons, and ensembles.
All UW-Whitewater music majors are eligible to apply for music department scholarship support during the spring semester of each year. Music Department scholarship awards for continuing music majors are announced to recipients in early May.
Department of Music