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 The Music Department awards nearly $50,000 annually to new and returning students involved in the music program.

To be eligible for music-related scholarships, students must apply to the Music Department Scholarship opportunity in addition to the WOU General Scholarship application. Graduate students also may apply for a Graduate Assistantship through the office of Graduate Programs. The deadline for application to Music Scholarships is February 9th.

General Information Dates

On-campus auditions for entering students will be held Sunday February 9, 2020.

Students may also audition by appointment.

Contact Dr. James Reddan to schedule an audition time, or for further information.

Audition Guidelines



 Perform two pieces of contrasting styles, major scales


 Perform two pieces of contrasting styles, major scales


 Submit no more than two bound, legible scores with representative CD recordings if possible (midi realizations are acceptable). Submitted scores should reflect applicant’s range of composition styles. 

Scholarship Information for Returning Music Students



General Information

Students who are selected to play on the annual Honors Recital will be considered on the basis of that performance. Students who do not perform at the Honors Recital may audition at the audition time listed on the Important Dates for Music Students page of this website.

Application Forms

Special Form for International Students

Many scholarships require that students fill out a FAFSA form. For these opportunities, International students must instead fill out the EFC Calculator and print out the completed worksheet. 2016-2017 Cost of Attendance for International students: $37,575

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