Anyone interested in music as a degree is encouraged to audition for our program.  Thanks to generous funds gifted from our benefactors, we are able to offer significant scholarship dollars to qualified candidates.  Some of our music-specific scholarships include the following:

  • The Berns Scholarship
  • The Chaminade Scholarship
  • The William and Francis Grimes Scholarship
  • The Maurice A. and Vennie S. Hawley Scholarship
  • The Ishee Scholarship
  • The Edward Bert Lassiter Scholarship
  • The Paul Scholarship
  • The Porter Scholarship
  • The Harold and Josephine Sturdivant Scholarship
  • The Friends of Music (FOM) Scholarship
  • Participation Scholarship for students involved in auditioned ensembles

You can follow the link to find find a detailed list of individual Music Scholarship Requirements.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for scholarship dollars MUST audition.  To be considered, students must be both academically accepted into the university, and artistically accepted into the program.

To apply, follow the simple steps outlined below. Any questions about the application process or requirements should be directed to Linda Volman Lane, Fine Arts Coordinator at 910.630.7100.

Step 1:

Fill out the audition application listed at the bottom of the webpage.

Step 2:

Once we have received your application with preferred audition date, we will reach out to you to schedule a time for your audition (see the list of what to prepare for your particular instrument here).  While on campus, we will hear you perform and conduct a brief interview to get to know you a bit better.  You will also be given a brief theory assessment and essay to complete.  These documents are not used to determine admission to the program, but rather, as a means of a.) where level of study should begin at the collegiate level, and b.) how we can best help you achieve your goals for your future.  The essay portion of the audition will further help us determine scholarship potential.

Plan to arrive on campus up to thirty minutes prior to your audition.  This will allow you to put your things down with adequate time to warm up.  A practice room will be provided for you.  If you are a vocalist, your accompanist will meet with you at this time to work through your selections, determine tempo, and establish ensemble.

Family members are welcome to join you on campus.  We will have a room set up where they can wait comfortably while you complete your audition.  They are not allowed in the audition space.

Step 3:

Get your recommendations in order.  All potential scholarship students must submit two recommendations from non-familial adults who can tell us about more about you.  We strongly suggest that one recommendation comes from someone who can discuss your potential for academic success and one recommendation comes from someone who can describe your artistic talents as a musician.  These should be mailed and received in the music office no later than one week prior to your audition.  Click here for the recommendation forms.

Step 4:

Apply for admission to the university.  No scholarship dollars can be awarded to a student who has not yet been accepted into the university’s freshman or transfer classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Other questions may be answered here: Frequently Asked Questions

If not, contact Linda Volman Lane, Fine Arts Coordinator at 910.630.7100 for more details.

We want to get to know you!