Music Scholarships

Each year, we honor talented first-year and transfer students with our music scholarships. These four-year scholarships are awarded in voice, piano, strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, guitar, organ, and composition. Music scholarship amounts range in value up to $6,000 annually. We also offer a select number of Christiansen Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 per year to exceptionally talented musicians. Both of these scholarships are open to all students regardless of major and utilize the same application process. These scholarships are stackable with Excellence Scholarships. Please note that you may be required to take private lessons and join one of our major music ensembles in the area of your scholarship.

Scholarship Deadlines

The deadline for Fall 2021 applications has passed. If you have already been given an extension, please reach out to Kristen Kocher with questions.


To receive a music scholarship, you must:

  • be an incoming student who has been accepted for admission to Concordia
  • exhibit excellence in vocal or instrumental performance and/or composition
  • submit a music scholarship application, musical resume, and an audition recording

The scholarship is guaranteed through your sophomore year and is renewable for the junior and senior years provided continual recommendation by faculty. Music scholarships cannot be combined with other talent scholarships (visual arts, speech, or theatre), but students will be given a choice of which to accept if offered multiple talent scholarships.

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