Musical Arts Scholarship

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Five scholarships are available for entering students (new and transfer) pursuing first-year studies in music:

  • two vocal scholarships
  • two instrumental scholarships
  • one piano scholarship

Each entrance scholarship is worth up to $3,000 and may be renewed for an additional 3 years (total of $12,000 over 4 years). Musical Arts Scholarships are typically awarded to students intending to major in Music on the basis of musical talent, and artistic and academic promise. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of SAMC Music. The number and value of the scholarships may be altered depending on the applicant pool.

Complete an online application and submit all audition materials by March 15. The Financial Aid Office will notify successful applicants.

  • Be admitted to undergraduate studies at TWU
  • Submit the Musical Arts Scholarship Application to the Financial Aid Office (online)
  • Submit unedited digital recordings of two pieces of contrasting styles from standard repertoire: pieces submitted by vocalists and instrumentalists should be appropriately accompanied, unless they were composed as unaccompanied works. The selections may contrast in terms of style, language, historical era, etc. At least one should be in the classical idiom, displaying the musician’s technical ability. Recordings of an applicant as part of a band or large group will not be considered. Please submit all recordings to Dr. Jon Thompson ( by the due date either as mp3 file attachments or as two separate Youtube links (uploaded in the Unlisted category).
  • In all semesters of the award, participate in private lessons with principal instrument and a large ensemble (for singers, one of the choirs; for most instrumentalists, the concert band; for string players, the orchestra)
  • Beginning in the second year, participate in a small ensemble (vocal or instrumental, as deemed appropriate) for all remaining semesters of the award
  • Maintain a high level of performance as displayed in private lessons, applied music juries, and ensembles
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout the degree program
  • Musical Arts Scholarships are typically awarded to Music majors

Dr. Jon Thompson, Chair SAMC Music


Additional scholarships available to Music students:

  • Anna Hildebrandt Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts ($2000)
  • Brent Harback Memorial Scholarship ($1500)
  • C.E. Family Memorial Scholarship ($2300)
  • Eva Chau Memorial Music Scholarship ($600)
  • Friends of the TWU Choir Scholarship ($1000)
  • Jenkins Family Scholarship ($1500)
  • Kaulius Scholarship in Music ($2000)
  • Marge Friesen Music Scholarship ($2000)
  • Matthew Block Pudlas Scholarship ($2100)
  • Music Faculty Scholarship Award ($1000)
  • Reed Family Endowment Fund ($1200)

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