Scholarships and grants for music majors are administered through the performance areas. To be eligible for a music major scholarship or grant, students must first be admitted into the program. Program admission requirements include an audition for a panel of no less than three Music faculty members. One must be the major ensemble director of his/her program area (band, choir, opera, orchestra, keyboard). One must be the applied teacher of the student's principal instrument and the other must be a full-time Music faculty member from any area. Specific audition information and requirements for each performance area can be found on the Auditions page.

In order to have all paperwork processed before the beginning of the Fall semester, students are encouraged to have all scholarship and financial aid application materials in to the Office of Financial Aid by March 1.

The most up to date information on scholarships and grants can be obtained from the Coordinator of Scholar Dollar$ in the office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences in Breland Hall.

For more information on any of the following scholarships please call (575) 646-2421 or email

Service awards for non-majors are available based upon ensemble need and funding availability. For more information regarding these awards or to set up an audition, please contact one of the following:

  • Winds and Percussion:Trista Pior, (575) 646-2304
  • Vocal:Trista Pior, (575) 646-2304
  • Strings:Jorge Martinez-Rios, (575) 646-1647
  • Keyboard: Laura Spitzer, (575) 646-2228