Entrance and Scholarship Audition Information

California State University, Stanislaus provides professional training and artistic development in music. The Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in choral and instrumental music education, performance, composition, and jazz studies, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A) in general music and music technology, as well as a Liberal Studies Concentration in Music. The diverse curriculum also accommodates students who are pursuing other fields of study and choose music as an elective.

The faculty are highly accomplished professional performers, conductors, composers, and educators who are active regionally, nationally, and internationally. They work closely with students to provide the broadest range of support to ensure academic and artistic success.

Audition Information

Entrance and scholarship auditions are held several times throughout the year for entering freshmen and transfer students. An entrance audition is required of all entering music students.

Entrance and scholarship audition dates for the 2017-2018 academic year will be held on following dates:

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00am-3:00pm.
  • Friday, March 17, 2017 from 2:00pm-6:00pm.

Music scholarship eligibility of students that have completed the University'€™s application process will be determined after the application closing date. See University Admissions

Please contact MusicRecruitment@csustan.edu for more details about the Department of Music and its programs, to schedule an audition or tour, or to get directions to the Department of Music.  You can also fill out a web form here to get started with the application process.

Available Scholarships

Scholarships are available for talented students by audition every year. The University also offers a variety of financial aid opportunities for qualified students, including generous awards such as the Presidential and Provost Scholarships.

Music scholarships for entering students are determined by the entrance audition process and are renewable for a total of four years for entering freshman. Transfer students are usually granted two- or three-year renewable scholarships.

Please contact MusicRecruitment@csustan.edu for more details about the music department and its programs, to schedule an audition or tour, or to get directions to the music department.

Named scholarships are awarded by the Department of Music to students who meet the scholarship requirements and include the following:

Alan and Bonnie Strauss Music Scholarship
American Choral Directors Association Scholarship
Anthony Edwards Scholarship
Brenda Kay Klopatik-Sullivan Memorial Scholarship
Burton Shimer Scholarship
David S. Goedecke Music Scholarship
Dieter and Hanna Renning Music Scholarship
Gottschalk Music Center Scholarship
Leslie L. Szarvas Memorial Scholarship
Mary Ellen Niel Scholarship
Music Alumni Scholarship
Music Department Scholarships
Music Teachers Association of California Scholarship
Paul Harder Memorial Scholarship
Phi Gamma Chapter of Omega Nu Scholarship
Phyllis Osterout Scholarship
Robert Danziger Bassoon Scholarship
Ruth Ryburn Memorial Scholarship
Sylvia Ghiglieri Memorial Scholarship
Wisler Memorial Scholarship

More information about University Financial Aid can be found here.