Performance Grants are available to entering and continuing music students.  Grants are renewable each semester, up to a maximum of eight semesters if Performance Grant Continuation Standards have been satisfied (see Appendix, page 19).  It is the responsibility of the recipient to understand and comply with these standards.  Participation in a major ensemble is required.  In most cases, applied study is also required.  Auditions for the following academic year are held in February.  Current students should audition for a performance grant on the fall semester end jury.  To obtain an application and to schedule an audition, contact Ms. Nancy Leamon, Fine Arts 308.


Several music scholarships are awarded each year to music students in specific majors or meeting specified criteria.  These awards are usually endowed scholarships established in honor or memory of the person for whom the scholarship is named.  Two of the scholarships, the Rivituso Piano Scholarship and the Sharon Gilley Grant Vocal Scholarship, are awarded through a competitive audition process.  The others are voted on by the music faculty.  Students receiving these awards are recognized at the annual Honors Day program in the spring semester.  These scholarships are described in the Financial Aid section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Arthur Rivituso Piano Scholarship Glenn Draper Choral Scholarship
Sharon Gilley Grant Vocal Scholarship Authors and Artists Award
Edmonia J. Simmons Memorial Scholarship Presser Foundation Award