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.

Entrance and Scholarship audition dates can be found here.

Please contact 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.