Scholarships anywhere from $2,000 up to $8,000 are awarded based on an audition and
interview with the music faculty.
MUSIC MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarships ranging from $2,000-$8,000 are awarded to new students majoring in music, based on audition and academic achievement. All instruments and voice parts are encouraged to apply.
MUSIC ENSEMBLE SCHOLARSHIP
Do you enjoy performing but plan to major in something other than music? Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to new non-music majors, based on an audition. Successful participation in the assigned ensemble is required each semester to continue to receive the scholarship. All instruments and voice parts are encouraged to apply.
2022-23 Scheduled audition dates
- Saturday, Dec. 3
- Saturday, Jan. 21
- Saturday, Feb. 11
- Monday, Feb. 13
- Saturday, Feb. 18
- Saturday, Feb. 25
Video submissions are accepted. Complete and submit the scholarship application and indicate you would like to be contacted by Dr. Couch
APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
- Complete an application for admission to Bluffton University.
- Complete the online music scholarship application.
- Print a teacher recommendation and give to a teacher to submit (required for Music Major Scholarship only)
AUDITION PROCEDURES FOR MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
- Schedule an audition time with Roy Couch.
- Plan to perform two works of contrasting character. For instrumentalists this could include a fast and slow work, and/or pieces from different historical eras; vocalists may choose to perform one of their pieces in a foreign language.
- Audition music should not exceed ten minutes.
- You are encouraged to bring your own accompanist. In the event this is not possible, please contact Dr. Couch to make arrangements for an on-campus accompanist.
- A videotape of the audition may be made for purposes of adjudication.
- Dress appropriately for the performance and interview.
- Your audition is limited to two instruments - but be sure to tell us about other instruments you play!
- Detailed audition requirements and suggestions to prepare for your audition.
RENEWAL OF AWARD
Scholarships are renewable for an additional six semesters after the first year - for a total of four years - as long as the following requirements are met:
- Grade point average of 2.5 is maintained.
- Positive participation in the appropriate choral and/or instrumental ensembles each
You must audition in person or submit a video before March 1, 2023.