Music Scholarships and Awards

Application Deadline: January 14, 2023
Audition Date: January 21, 2023

Carroll University offers merit scholarships to qualified freshmen, based on an audition and independent of financial need. Music scholarships are available to both music majors and non-majors.

Music scholarships are automatically renewed for up to four years, as long the recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA and participates each semester in the music ensemble associated with their scholarship instruments:

How to Apply

Complete the music scholarship application and a representative of the music program will contact you within one business week to confirm your application and discuss audition times.

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Music Scholarship Audition Guidelines

All auditions take place in Shattuck Music Center. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time to warm up.

Accompanist Information

For instrumentalists auditions, piano accompaniment is not required and an accompanist will not be provided by Carroll. You are encouraged to bring your own accompanist but this is not required.

All vocal auditions must be accompanied by piano. You are encouraged to bring your own accompanist. However, if you are unable to bring an accompanist, we will provide our staff accompanist for you at no charge.

If you choose to use our staff accompanist, please notify us at at least two weeks in advance of your audition. At that time, please send us the names of the pieces you will be performing and the book or edition in which it is found to ensure the best possible audition. When you come for your audition, you must bring an original published edition of the music (not a photocopy) for the accompanist. Your music will be returned to you as soon as your audition is over.

This audition will determine scholarship award only. All scholarship recipients will audition again in the fall for ensemble placement.

Vocal Auditions

Winds and Strings


Piano or Organ


For More Information

For specific information about music scholarships or Carroll's music program, contact the Music department at or 262.524.7182 or 1.800.277.7655, ext. 7182.

For any other inquiries about financial aid at Carroll University, contact the Financial Aid Office at 262.524.7296 or 1.800.277.7655, ext. 7296.

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