Music Auditions and Scholarships

Students should first apply for K-State admission and scholarships. Academic scholarships can be significant depending upon your academic record. Over four years, the total value of an academic scholarship may be worth up to $20,000 for in-state students and $65,000 for out-of-state students. Other scholarships, like music scholarships below, are added on top of any academic scholarship. You may see what type of academic scholarship you are eligible for by filling out the form on this site.

Audition for Applied Lessons and Scholarships

All future music majors, music minors, or non-music majors interested in private lessons must audition in order to be accepted into the music program. A number of scholarships are available to music majors, minors, and non-music majors. These annual scholarships typically range between $500 and $6,000 per year (or a total value of $2,000-$24,000 over four years), and are awarded on the basis of successful performance achievements, scholarly potential, and the needs of the program. The awards are renewable for up to four years pending suitable grade point average and performance levels.

Apply for Lessons or Scholarships

Audition Days

Students interested in private lessons or scholarships should apply for an audition above. In-person auditions are not required but highly valued. Students interested in voice will need to submit a recording as part of their application above. After applying above, a faculty member will help arrange your in-person audition for one of the following dates:

Wind instruments and Percussion


  • Thursday, February 1
  • Schedule a Private Lesson/Audition on a day of your choice



  • Tuesday, January 23
  • Thursday, February 1
  • Schedule a Private Lesson/Audition on a day of your choice
  • Online Video Submissions

Not available on any of these days? We can schedule individual auditions and virtual auditions as well!

Ensemble Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available for music majors and non-music majors who perform in our ensembles. They are awarded based upon the needs of the program and student availability.

Apply for Scholarships


For any questions regarding auditions or scholarships, please email Ben Worcester.

More Info for Future Music Majors & Minors