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The Department of Music offers a variety of truly outstanding scholarship opportunities to both new and returning students. Each year, the music faculty selects individuals with outstanding musical talent to receive scholarship awards of varying amounts, from $500 to Full Tuition Scholarships. Candidates need not be planning a major in music to qualify for scholarship awards. To be considered for a scholarship in music, an incoming student must apply for admission to the University at the earliest opportunity, complete a music scholarship application, submit one letter of recommendation under separate cover, and complete an audition. All mailed scholarship materials must be postmarked by February 16, 2015 to receive consideration. 

Our on-campus audition date for incoming freshmen is Saturday, February 21, 2015.  Auditions can also be individually scheduled for those who cannot be present on that date. Other options for auditioning include live auditions via Skype, recorded auditions, auditioning at the MMEA Midwinter Clinic in Minneapolis, or auditioning for a BSU music faculty member who is visiting your school.  Please be aware that only live auditions are acceptable for a full or partial tuition scholarship. To schedule an audition, please contact coordinator Susan Nelson at or 218-755-3364.

On-campus scholarship auditions will be held in the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. In addition to the auditions, students will have the opportunity to meet current students and faculty and tour the campus and music facilities.

Click here for specific audition requirements for each instrument or voice.  For a list of available music scholarships, click here.