Music merit scholarships are available for:

  • Bachelor of arts in music majors
  • Bachelor of music majors with concentration in either performance, education, or composition
  • Non-music majors who wish to participate in music-department ensembles or chamber groups, or to provide musical accompaniment. Awardees will contribute to and make progress in the Deparment of Music program and take free private lessons in their primary performance area.

All prospective music majors will be considered for arts merit scholarships.

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Pre-Screening Materials for Music Majors
On-campus Auditions for Music Majors
Pre-Screening Materials for Non-music Majors


Pre-Screening Materials for Music Majors

Candidates who intend to major in music (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music) must submit these materials:

Please do not send recordings.

NOTE: Music majors will be invited to audition on campus.

Submit materials by Nov. 15 (Early Decision I candidates) or Jan. 15 (Regular Decision and Early Decision II candidates); using SlideRoom.

Early Decision Applicants: Music degree-seeking candidates who apply Early Decision I will need to schedule and attend an audition prior to Nov. 15. You may arrange an appointment by contacting Brenda Ross, music department assistant, via phone at 570-577-1216 or via e-mail at

On-Campus Auditions for Music Majors

All music degree candidates must audition on campus for acceptance into the program.

  • Perform two to three pieces from different historical periods that best represent technical and interpretative skills.
  • Interview with faculty
  • Composition candidates: performance audition and submit additional scores of works if available at time of visit

Singers who require an accompanist must provide their sheet music to the Department of Music a minimum of two weeks prior to their audition date.

NOTE: Non-music major candidates do not audition on campus.

Pre-Screening Materials for Non-Music Majors

To receive scholarship consideration as a non-music major candidate, please submit a recording. Criteria for the recording are as follows:

  • features a solo performance, not ensemble work
  • not to exceed 10 minutes in length

Submit materials by Nov. 15 (Early Decision I candidates) or Jan. 15 (Regular Decision and Early Decision II candidates); using SlideRoom.

The non-music major scholarship recommendations are determined by the evaluation of the submitted audition recordings. The Department of Music DOES NOT hold on-campus auditions for non-music majors.


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