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Auditions and Scholarships

Students having an interest in applying for a University scholarship should submit an application for admission and request that their high school send a transcript of their credits for the first seven semesters to the Director of Admissions, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.

A number of strictly music scholarships are available to Music Majors. They are awarded on the basis of successful performance achievements and scholarly potential. The awards are renewable throughout the undergraduate tenure pending suitable Grade Point Average and performance levels.

Band scholarships are available to students regardless of major, awarded on the basis of musical potential in return for participation in the band program. These scholarships are offered and administered through the K-State Band Office.

Please contact specific areas for more information:

Band - Dr. Frank Tracz at ftracz@k-state.edu

Choirs - Dr. Julie Yu-Oppenheim at julieyu@k-state.edu

Jazz - Dr. Wayne Goins at weg@ksu.edu

Orchestra/Strings - Dr. David Littrell at dlitmus@k-state.edu

Organ - Dr. David C. Pickering at dpickeri@ksu.edu

Piano - Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski at slawomir@k-state.edu

Voice - Dr. Reginald Pittman at pittman@k-state.edu or APPLY ONLINE

Winds and Percussion - Dr. Steven Maxwell at smaxwell@k-state.edu


An audition is required both to enter a studio (percussion, voice, piano, cello, etc.) and to receive scholarship from the school. If you are applying for the voice division, there is a pre-screening application. CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR VOICE AUDITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS.  If you are interested in applying for an instrumental scholarship, please fill out the form below. You are welcome and encouraged to apply for both vocal and instrumental scholarships, but to do so you must complete both forms.

Keyboard Division Audition Information

Prospective Student Form for Keyboardists

Audition Information for Prospective International Students in Keyboard Studies

Organ Audition Requirements

Piano Audition Requirements

Prospective Student Form (for any area)


Music Awards Days

High School Seniors interested in attending K-State as a music major or minor and in applying for scholarship consideration are encouraged to participate in one of the several Music Awards Days. The purpose of the Music Awards Days is to allow students, parents and teachers to view our new facilities, meet our faculty, and discuss career and curriculum objectives. Students who wish to do so may audition for our artist faculty on Music Awards Days. The results of this audition will be used as the basis for the applicant's admission into a particular studio, and for the applicant’s candidacy for music scholarships.

More information about the dates of these Music Awards Days and music scholarships may be obtained by contacting the K-State Music Program, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, 109 McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.

Call the office at (785) 532-5740, or e-mail Sharyn Worcester
at ses8555@k-state.edu.